Leeds have been handed a boost in their pursuit of St Pauli striker Marvin Ducksch currently on loan at Holstein Kiel, as the Bundesliga 2 outfit reckon signing the 23-year-old on a permanent basis might be impossible.
Alongside the Whites, several German outfits are keen on the former Borussia Dortmund hitman, and cash-strapped Kiel know he could be on his way out once Pauli receive a substantial offer.
Leeds have had Ducksch on their radar since November, but the fact that he is unable to leave the Bundesliga 2 this month, due to the agreement between the 2 German clubs, has seen them consider other options for winter recruitment.
However, a return for the prolific hitman come summer could be worth it, with Hamburg’s Pierre-Michel Lasogga set to leave Elland Road once his loan deal expires at the end of the campaign.
Ducksch is currently 2nd on the league’s goal chart having notched 10 goals in 18 games, and he could be an affordable, yet quality, acquisition by summer for Leeds.