PL clubs want to sign Leeds 26-yr-old who can't even get in the team - report

By Richard Parks

Premier League clubs are interested in signing Pierre-Michel Lasogga this summer, according to a report.

German publication Bild claim that Lasogga is almost certainly to leave parent club Hamburg at the end of the season as they look to ease his £58,000-a-week salary off their wage bill.

It is said that the German striker is keen to continue playing in England irrespective of whether his season-long loan at Elland Road is extended.

Bild report that Lasogga, 26, is on the radar of clubs in both the Premier League and Championship.

He has scored 10 goals in 26 appearances for Leeds this season.

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Football Insider verdict:

It is something of a shock that top-flight English clubs want a Leeds player who can’t get in their team at the moment. Lasogga has been dropped to the bench for the last two matches after struggling to convince Paul Heckingbottom that he is the ideal spearhead of an attack that has badly malfunctioned in the second half of the season. The German has delivered in fits and starts this season, but hopes he could fill the shoes of Chris Wood have not materialised. He is an orthodox forward who is a decent finisher, but he needs service to really thrive. He has not had enough of that at Leeds to provide a compelling case for the club to buy him permanently.

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