Leeds United have officially signed Pierre-Michel Lasogga today on loan from German Bundesliga side Hamburg SV.
The news comes as no surprise after reports surfaced this week that the German striker’s wages were too big of an ask for the club at the time.
However, a compromise has been made, and he appears to be off to Leeds United for the season in hopes of returning to his parent club in the summer of 2018.
Best wishes for the season, Pierre! 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/pPhiJWtyzU
— Hamburger SV (@HSV_English) August 29, 2017
Opinions are already divided amongst fans, but this looks a good signing to me. How many strikers from the Bundesliga that have actually scored goals turn up in the Championship? The leagues’ style of play is not too dissimilar, albeit the German league is deeper and more skilled.
But as far as pace goes, it’s right there with the Championship. He’s scored big goals for Hamburg in the past, and he can do that for Leeds. He has the quality, and he’s not someone that has to be played all of the time.
Before passing judgment on him, he should be given a chance. A loan is a loan. If it doesn’t work out, they can always ship him back early!