31 August 2017

Leeds United sign Hamburg striker Lasogga on loan as backup for Caleb Ekuban

Pierre Michel Lasogga

C. Ekuban

Leeds United have signed Hamburg striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga on a season-long loan as a back up for injured Caleb Ekuban.

Ekuban sustained a foot injury in the recent win at Sunderland and has been sidelined for weeks.

The 25-year-old travelled to England on Monday after emerging as Leeds’ number one target to replace the departed Chris Wood.

The Bundesliga side later tweeted: ”@Lasogga10 is going on loan to @LUFC until summer 2018. Best wishes for the season, Pierre! .”

It was followed by a second tweet from the German club’s sporting director Jens Todt, which read: ”We wish Pierre all the best for his new challenge in England & will be crossing our fingers for him in Leeds’ race for promotion.”

Leeds sold last season’s leading goalscorer Wood to Burnley for £15million last week, but have refused to break their current wage structure to land Lasogga.


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