By Russell Edge
Leeds United were in Germany on Saturday to scout Holstein Kiel’s on-loan striker Marvin Ducksch, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim on their website that the Whites are keeping close tabs on the 23-year-old hot shot, who has been setting the second tier of German football alight.
The 6’3″ colossus is the Bundesliga Two’s top scorer, with 10 goals in 14 appearances, having joined his current club from fellow second tier side St Pauli, who are based in Hamburg, on a season long loan.
He is a graduate of the youth system at German giants Borussia Dortmund, playing eight times for his hometown club, while he has 15 appearances under his belt in Germany’s top flight.
Football Insider verdict
Leeds’ fans may be feeling a sense of deja vu when mentioning a giant German striker on loan from a club in Hamburg,. Pierre Michel Lasogga has been too hit-and-miss for the Whites’ liking this season, while they are yet to see the best of Caleb Ekuban after a broken foot in just his first league outing ruled him out of action for over two months. Ducksch has proven he has what it takes to do it in Germany’s second tier, but does it compare to the Championship? His signing would be more of a risk that Lasogga’s arrival, and considering he is shaped from the same mould, would he bring what Thomas Christiansen really needs up front?
In other Leeds transfer news, the club are eyeing up a swoop for a £40,000-a-week Premier League outcast.