It seems that Newcastle have indeed been in talks with Hamburg to sign their 23 year-old striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga, who we were after last summer when he was still at Hertha BSC, but he eventually signed for Hamburg, where he had been on loan the previous season.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga – Hamburg striker
Newcastle have been trying to get the striker in on loan for the season, after he has had a poor time of it at Hamburg, who struggled for goals last season.
Chief Scout Graham Carr has watched Lasogga for some time now, and we suppose the loan deal was set up in case Cisse moved to Galatasary.
But the news today is that the Turkish powerhouse wouldn’t match Newcastle’s valuation for Cisse, and the deal for the Senegal International didn’t happen.
The Turkey transfer window is now closed.
We suppose the loan deal could still happen, but only if some Middle East clubs come in for Papiss, which now seems unlikely with only 9 hours left in the window.
There was also news last night that Tottenham are to make a £15M bid for 22 year-old Ayoze Perez, and if this supposed deal has any chance of going through, we would need to bring Lasogga in on loan.
Newcastle may try to set up a loan deal – or even a permanent deal – for January, depending on how we have fared in the League by then and whether we need more firepower.
With Lasogga not scoring many goals for Hamburg since he signed for them last summer, it seems that Hamburg are now willing to let him move on.
That could be one of the deals Newcastle set up for January – and it should be a loan deal so Newcastle can check on the form of the German U21 International.