Reliable journalist names three senior Leeds players certain to go at end of season
By Richard Parks
Pierre-Michel Lasogga is among three senior Leeds United players certain to leave the club at the end of the season, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay named striker Lasogga, attacking midfielder Pawel Cibicki and goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald as those likely to quit Elland Road in the summer.
In an exchange with a Leeds fan on social media, Hay was showed a list of United players in the firing line of owner Andrea Radrizzani and responded on his personal Twitter account with his view.
certainly some there who I’d expect to go – Lasogga, Cibicki, Wiedwald for instance. No idea why they’d want rid of Ayling.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 19, 2018
Lasogga is on a season-long loan after joining from Hamburg last summer but Leeds have the option to convert it into a permanent deal.
Cibicki joined for around £1.5million from Malmo and Wiedwald arrived for around £500,000 from Werder Bremen in the summer of 2017 during a whirlwind overhaul of the playing squad.
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Football Insider verdict:
Of the trio, the departure of Lasogga would be the most contentious, although he has not scored for 10 matches and is only on loan, anyway. Cibicki has not been completely ignored since Paul Heckingbottom took the reins at the start of February, while Wiedwald is now third in the keeping roster after being dumped following a series of high-profile errors. It is safe to say neither Cibicki or Wiedwald will be missed by supporters, although Lasogga has his admirers after scoring 10 goals from 32 appearances this season and demonstrating finishing skills above most of his teammates.