Pierre-Michel Lasogga is currently on a twelve day vacation, and his club Hertha Berlin are becoming just a little bit nervous, because the 22 year-old striker has only one year left on his contract in Germany, and they are desperate for him to sign an extension.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga – Newcastle striker target
Pierre-Michel’s mother Kerstin acts as her son’s agent, and in fact she has two younger sons who are also on the German club’s books, and she doesn’t seem like one who likes being messed with.
The Berlin club have aired their concerns about their 22 year-old striker, who was on loan last season at Hamburg,
Hertha manager Michael Preetz has said the following to German newspaper Bild:
“We want to hear how Pierre sees the world and his future.” “It is now up to him to explain himself.”
Hertha Berlin are putting pressure on their player to sign a new deal soon, because they are well aware that (top) clubs like Newcastle United are interested in signing the youngster this summer.
And it’s something that Kerstin Lasogga does not particularly appreciate, as she had this to say to Bild in response to the manager’s statement:
“I do not understand all the hustle and bustle. He is taking twelve days holiday. This must be granted after the tough season but after the holiday, things are all cleared.”
“Where is the problem please? He has a contract until 2015 with Hertha.”
The push by the German club could yet backfire, and we’re sure they know of Newcastle’s interest, and from what we’ve seen in the local press and from German reports, this lad is a real target of the Tyneside club.
The youngster has just completed an excellent season at Hamburg on loan, and he scored 13 goals in just 20 appearances in the Bundesliga, and he would be a great signing for Newcastle United.
And the advantage to the 22 year-old to sign at a club like Newcastle United, rather than a bigger club playing in the Champions League, is that he would get plenty of playing time on Tyneside.
And his mother Kerstin could yet help Newcastle get their man in Germany.