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Newcastle Target’s Mother Could Yet Help Newcastle

12:19 am, Saturday, June 7th, 2014 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

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

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.

Hope so.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target



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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RUNAWAY777 // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    which players will we be after today lads ?

  • 2 thai-mag // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:34 AM

    Whats this story got to do with us, I thought this was a NUFC blog

  • 3 FAU // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:35 AM

    Injury prone.

  • 4 RUNAWAY777 // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Sunderland bid for Swansea defender Ashley Williams, are we the only club thats not bidding on players fu-k that fat tw-t

  • 5 Laurent Robert 32 // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    Stage 1: Bring in a promising player.

    Stage 2: Shows some skill at first before he’s blended in and realises he has to defend for 80 minutes.

    Stage 3: Pardewed.

    Stage 4: P45Due complains about why we need new players because the ones he “has available” don’t have sufficient quality.

    …continue the cycle and repeat…

    *Note – stage 3 can occur at any time.

  • 6 scout // Jun 7, 2014 at 12:53 AM

    Id give anything to be back up north and have a season ticket, I miss the pre match banter and the good times, you cant buy it
    Bob and Terry

  • 7 lesh // Jun 7, 2014 at 1:45 AM

    [the lad's mother's ]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 believe to be the case.

    Newcastle United is not a ‘top club’ Mrs Lassoga.
    l




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