The Express are again reporting today that Newcastle United are interested in signing top young German U21 International Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Hertha Berlin, and that the lad seems to want to join Newcastle.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga – Newcastle closing in on 22 year-old
The German youngster has just finished an excellent season at Hamburg where he played 20 times and scored 13 goals, and it seems that Newcastle made an early move for the 6’3″ striker this summer and are in the driver’s seat at the moment.
Lasogga perfectly fits the profile of very good up-and-coming players that Mike Ashley wants to bring to Tyneside, and there;s news that Lassoga is interested in moving to Tyneside.
If Lee Charnley can get the job done this would be the first German we have had at the club since we signed German International central midfielder Dietmar Hamann back in 1998, and Didier only played one season on Tyneside before joining Liverpool.
Maybe Lasogga will be Newcastle’s first summer signing, but he would cost as much £10M, and there have been cases before where Newcastle were in the lead for a player but balked at the price.
But if we can get him he looks to be an excellent acquisition but other clubs – like Everton – are also said to be interested in signing the 6’3″ German striker.
But with Loic Remy leaving Newcastle after his loan spell ends, we desperately need somebody who can put the ball in the back of the net, and Pierre-Michel seems to fit the bill.