There was a report in the German publication Bild a few days ago, that said that Newcastle had withdrawn from the race to sign Hertha Berlin’s German striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga – will decide his future next week
At that time the report was that it was going to be a straight choice for the 22 year-old between signing an extension for his current club Hertha Berlin or sign for Hamburg, where he an excellent loan spell last season, and scored 13 goals in 20 Bundesliga games..
However, now Hertha Berlin’s General Manager Michael Preetz, who was seen meeting at the Düsseldorf airport last week with Lasogga and his mother Kerstin, who acts as his agent, has come out and said it’s still between three clubs – and it in fact does still include Newcastle.
This is what he has told Berliner Kurier:
“Next week there will be a decision. It is only about three clubs: Hertha, Hamburg or Newcastle.”
Pierre-Michel Lasogga – with Hertha Berlin’s Michael Preetz in Dusseldorf last week
So it seems now that Pierre has returned from his vacation, he will be making a choice next week between the two German clubs and Newcastle United.
And we know that Hertha Berlin offered him new terms at that meeting last week, which took place at the Hotel Maritim at the Dusseldorf Airport.
Hopefully we should hear something next week.