Leeds failures to reach new low as atrocious season results in summer exit of star attacker

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There will be few Leeds United fans who would say that the current campaign has been nothing short of atrocious, and it could have yet more devastating effects on the club.

The Whites’ had harboured hopes of building on last season’s seventh place and mounting an attack for the top six, and a bright start, which saw them top the table, suggested there might be something to cheer come the end of the season.

Unfortunately for the Elland Road faithful, celebrations have been few and far between since, and one win since Boxing Day means 2018 has been a miserable time for the club, the end of the season not coming soon enough.

The summer window looks to be another busy one for Leeds, having seen a complete overhaul of the squad in 2017, and supporters should expect to see a number of incomings and outgoings as Paul Heckingbottom stamps his mark on the squad, having joined back in February.

However, one man who he would no doubt like to keep but will stand little chance of convincing to remain at Elland Road is German hitman Pierre-Michel Lasogga, following his loan from Hamburg last summer.

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His 10 goals in 28 appearances is by no means a stunning return but he has made the most of the service he has received from his teammates, and he looks perfectly suited for the Championship.

However, he has higher aspirations, and there look to be clubs who will be willing to fulfil his dreams and dashing the hopes of the Whites.

As quoted by Bild, the 26-year-old has a “dream” of playing in the Premier League, and there are reportedly a handful of top flight clubs eyeing up his signature.

Had Leeds been pushing for promotion, either automatic or via the play offs, then they could have convinced Lasogga to remain for another season in the Championship.

However, with their abysmal season leaving the club sitting 14th in the second tier, their chances are as good as gone, and those at Elland Road will likely be watching their former man impress elsewhere next season, in what will be a new low this campaign.

In other Leeds United transfer news, the club must gamble on a 13-cap sicknote to secure a playoff spot next season.

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