Reliable journalist reports fascinating details of Lasogga transfer to Leeds
By Harry Sykes
Leeds United do not have the option to buy Pierre-Michel Lasogga permanently as part of the loan deal that took him to the club last week, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire Evening Post correspondent Phil Hay reported on his personal Twitter account that the German striker arrived at Elland Road on a conventional season-long loan from Hamburg on deadline day.
There has been speculation that Lassoga’s deal was a loan-to-buy but, in a Twitter exchange with a Leeds supporter, Hay explained that was not the case.
no, there’s no option to buy in this deal (which isn’t to say that Hamburg wouldn’t negotiate a permanent transfer next summer).
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 4, 2017
However, the Leeds transfer expert did not rule out the possibility of Hamburg being willing to negotiate the permanent move of the 25-year-old next summer.
Lasogga became the 16th summer signing at Leeds last Thursday in a remarkable overhaul of the squad that finished seventh under Garry Monk last season.
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They wrapped up their business on deadline day with the permanent signing of forward Pawel Cibicki on a four-year contract and the loan capture of Lasogga.
The former Germany Under-21 international has been signed to compete with Caleb Ekuban, Jay-Roy Grot and Cibicki for the Leeds spearhead role following the sale of Chris Wood to Burnley.
Lasogga is contracted to Bundesliga outfit Hamburg until the summer of 2019.
In other Leeds United transfer news, fans have reacted to confirmation that the club have secured a last-gasp agreement with a colossus by insisting there will be “limbs all over the shop”.