By Harry Sykes
Leeds United have sealed the signing of striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga from Hamburg – and fans took to Twitter to hail him as an eyecatching acquisition.
The Bundesliga club announced on their Twitter feed on Tuesday night that the 25-year-old has joined the Championship giants on loan.
The former Germany Under-21 international could not be the only forward who arrives at Elland Road by Thursday night, with the club also reportedly working on a deal to sign Malmo’s Pawel Cibicki.
Leeds fans are excited at the arrival of Lasogga, who has an impressive track record in one of Europe’s toughest leagues.
One hailed him as equivalent to a £7.5million signing, while others claimed he has achieved more in his career than Chris Wood.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Lasogga sounds like a beast. We’ve got our recruitment bang-on so far, so more than happy to be optimistic. Just hope he can stay fit. #lufc
— White Answers (@whiteanswers) August 29, 2017
Can’t wait for Lasogga to bang them in and everyone can start going ‘great signing’ #LUFC
— Alioski FC (@LeedsUnited97) August 29, 2017
So Lasogga. Our new number Nein. #lufc
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) August 29, 2017
— John8oy_lufc (@john8oy) August 29, 2017
I think lasogga is going to be way better than some people think. Worth 7.5 million, goals in bundasliga. Only 25 Better CV than Wood #lufc
— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) August 29, 2017
— Adam (@Hertswhitelufc) August 29, 2017
Played at a higher level;
Written off already;
— Cj (@BazingaCJ) August 29, 2017
Leeds have stepped up their striker pursuit after the departure of Chris Wood to Burnley last week for an initial £15million.
The Yorkshire giants have landed Lasogga to complement their other orthodox forward options, 19-year-old Dutchman Jay-Roy Grot and the injured Caleb Ekuban, who is set to undergo foot surgery and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
In other Leeds United transfer news, the club have one striker deal in the big just days before the window shuts and are also closing in on another big-name signing.