Date: 28th February 2018 at 3:14pm
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Leeds United director of football Victor Orta has come under a lot of criticism since taking charge of transfers at Elland Road in May last year.

The Spanish transfer supremo has welcomed a whole hosts of flops to West Yorkshire including Mateusz Klich, Felix Wiedwald, Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Ouasim Bouy and Pawel Cibicki.

He has also put a lot of time and resources into investing in the Under-23s by adding a very European flavour to to the development side – something which baffled former Leeds player Ian Harte.

However all of those flops will be instantly forgotten if Orta strikes a deal to sign Pierre-Michel Lasogga on a permanent basis in the summer transfer window.

Orta confirmed this week that there is a buy-out clause that Leeds can trigger to sign the German powerhouse in the summer after an impressive loan stint at Elland Road this season.

The 26-year-old ace has scored 10 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions, and if he was to have had better supply from midfield players this term, there’s no doubt he would have netted more.

The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Leeds pay £12,500-a-week in his wages during his loan from Hamburg.

It is understood his full wage sees the striker pocket £50,000-a-week.

Lasogga seems to like it with the Whites though and is certainly a player who has got better and better as the season has gone on.

Signing him in the summer would be a masterclass by Orta, who must trigger that buy-out clause he mentioned at first opportunity.

In other Leeds United news, Heckingbottom has admitted that he cannot do anything to improve this £3million Whites player.

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