Leeds fans may not see £12,500-a-wk player again after defeat v Norwich
Leeds United fans may never see Pierre-Michel Lasogga again after the 2-1 defeat to Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday.
Lasogga, 26, has barely played under Paul Heckingbottom in recent weeks and he has only featured for 19 minutes in the last four Championship fixtures with two appearances off the bench.
The German forward’s loan deal is due to expire in the coming weeks and with Leeds now just a home clash against QPR away from ending a woeful campaign, that is most likely all she wrote for the striker.
Football Insider exclusively revealed earlier this month that Leeds have decided against triggering an option-to-buy clause in Lasogga’s loan deal at Elland Road, meaning that he will be returning to his parent club Hamburg.
There was a major fallout from fans when Heckingbottom decided to name Lasogga on the bench over 16-year-old wonderkid Ryan Edmondson at Norwich, so there’s every chance that in a game with nothing to play for against QPR, the Whites manager will decide to give supporters want they want.
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Lasogga’s loan spell has been pretty horrific in all honesty.
He may have started well by scoring a brace against Burton in September, but he has only scored eight times in 32 appearances since, which is way short of what Chris Wood was notching last season.
The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that the forward is earning £50,000-a-week in his deal at Hamburg with £12,5000-a-week of that being paid by Leeds.
They may as well cut short this deal early now, and at least save a bit of cash for the summer.