We had reported last week that German U21 International striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga was wanted by Newcastle, and that’s being reported in talkSPORT, but in addition the news is that Newcastle are actually in the lead to sign the German 22 year-old striker.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga – 22 year-old German U21 striker
22 year-old Lasogga is at Hertha Berlin, but he has been on loan at Hamburg all season, and he’s done extremely well while on loan and scored 14 goals in 22 total appearances for Hamburg, and he’s also played 11 times with 4 goals for the strong German U21 side.
But there are a number of clubs who are interested in him, which is not surprising, but the news in talkSPORT is that Newcastle seem to be in the lead to sign the young striker this summer.
With Shola Ameobi, Loic Remy and Luuk de Jong leaving Newcastle in the summer, we need to sign at least two (preferably three) strikers to replace them.
Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have also made inquiries about the Gladbeck-born striker, and his price tag is said to be around £7M, which seems reasonable for such a top young prospect.
The report says it depends on whether Hamburg stay in the Bundesliga if he’s to be transferred, but he’s only on loan there for the season, and he’s a Hertha Berlin player, so we’re not sure why Hamburg need to avoid relegation, for him to be sold in the summer?
Maybe we are missing something there – it’s happened before. 😀
It would seem he would be a very good signing for the Magpies, if we can get him, and he’s played 69 times in total for Hertha Berlin and scored 24 goals, so he seems to know how to put the ball into the back of the net.
What do you think?