By Russell Edge

9th Feb, 2018 | 8:09am

Leeds must pounce on summer move for attacking powerhouse after contract admission

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Leeds United must try and pounce for the permanent signing of Pierre-Michel Lasogga in the summer after he admitted he is not thinking about his contract status back in Germany.
The 26-year-old arrived at Elland Road over the summer on a season long loan deal from top flight German club Hamburg SV, and has become a regular fixture in the Whites’ starting XI this season.
While there have been critics about his work ethic up front, he is still near the peak of Leeds’ top scorers list, scoring seven goals in 20 appearances.
Having admitted that he is uncertain of whether he will sign a new contract with Hamburg when his loan deal with Leeds ends, with his current terms set to expire next summer, Leeds should move to snap the powerhouse up permanently, especially after his show of admiration for the club.
He has spoken about the renewed confidence he has felt playing in front of the Elland Road crowd, having been a bit-part player with the Bundesliga outfit, and although his wage demands are far beyond what the club can currently offer him, there is a chance that his time with the Whites could convince him to take a pay cut.
He needs regular time in the starting XI and with new manager Paul Heckingbottom at the helm, it is a fresh start for both Lasogga and the rest of the squad as they look to impress their manager.
It may well be a long shot, but the striker has shown a move could well interest him – now it is up to Leeds to make it happen.
In other Leeds United news, the new boss has torn up one of Thomas Christiansen’s plans already.

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