Leeds United will face a fight from Bundesliga sides for Holstein Kiel’s on-loan striker Marvin Ducksch, according to a report.
German football news website Liga-Zwei.de claim that the Whites have been engaged on a long term scouting mission in Germany, which has resulted in the captures of the likes of summer signings Felix Wiedwald and Pierre Michel Lasogga from Werder Bremen and Hamburg SV respectively.
The 6’3″ forward was leading the Bundesliga 2 goal scoring ranks prior to the weekend with 10 goals, and is a graduate of German giants Borussia Dortmund’s youth system.
However, Liga-Zwei.de state that the Whites will face a real fight to secure his signature from sides in the top flight of German football, while his parent club, where he is contracted until 2019, will also have plans if he continues his impressive form.
Football Insider verdict
Convincing a player to leave their homeland for a second tier side will always be a tough ask, and it is why Leeds must do their utmost to finish in the top six of the Championship this season. If they can convince that they have what it takes to be a future Premier League side, then more players will be willing to come onboard and help with the project at Elland Road. Right now though, interest from top flight German sides will always trump whatever Leeds can offer, and it may be that they miss out on Ducksch as a result. Still, they have not been convinced by their last import of a giant from Germany, so maybe it is for the best.
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