News today that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew will try to recruit 22 year-old 6’3″ Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga in the summer, and we certainly need some strikers brought in who can score goals, since the only one we have had this season – Loic Remy – is leaving for a bigger club, when his loan spell ends.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga – 22 year-old Hertha Berlin striker
The striker was born in Gladbeck and was at a number of clubs including Wolfsburg, before joining Hertha Berlin in 2010, and he’s been on loan at Hamburg all this season.
Lasogga has scored 13 goals in 21 appearances for Hamburg, which is not a bad record, and the right footed player has played 11 times for the German U21 side with four goals.
He’s played 69 times for Hertha Berlin and scored 24 goals, so he seems to know where the back of the net is.
He’s listed at €9M on transfermarkt.com, which is around £7.4M, so he’s within the range that Newcastle can afford – although that’s an assumption. 😀
He also has two younger brothers, Gian-Luca and Etienne, who both play for the Hertha BSC youth teams, and another interesting piece of news is that his mother is his agent – so it looks like football is a family business.
His mother Kerstin says her son wants to play in the Premier League:
“Pierre is under contract with Hertha Berlin.” “But those people who know Pierre in person are aware that playing in the English Premiership has always been one of his desires.”
We don’t know much about Lasogga, but his goal-scoring record in Germany is a good one, and with Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong all leaving the club, we may need to bring three strikers in this summer.