Pierre-Michel Lasogga has seemingly confirmed that he’s leaving Leeds after he posted an Instagram story with his family, with the caption “Goodbye”.
The 26-year-old striker, who joined from Hamburg in the summer on loan, promised much when he arrived with two goals in his first game – a brilliant 5-0 win against Burton – but ultimately disappointed and looked way off the pace at the end of the season.
Leeds had an option to buy Lasogga but it doesn’t look like they will be taking that up after his message to fans.
The Instagram story was posted on Friday and Lasogga wasn’t part of the controversial tour to Myanmar.
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Football Insider verdict:
When Lasogga arrived and pocketed a brace in an explosive debut, Leeds fans thought they’d found the striker that would fire them back to the Premier League. How things have changed since those heady early days at the top of the table. By the end of the season Leeds were seemingly losing every week and Lasogga wasn’t even being picked for the starting XI and fans had turned on him. Ten goals in 33 games across all competitions is a modest return for someone with Lasogga’s pedigree and it will be interesting to see how he fares back in the Bundesliga, where he’s contracted until 2019. This should be a lesson to Orta. If something seems too good to be true (Bundeslia striker willing to drop down to the Championship and a club willing to subsidise his wages to get him there) then you should probably dig a little deeper. What Leeds need is a striker who can bang in 20+ goals in the Championship guaranteed and who is tried and tested in England. Someone like Chris Wood…