The Leeds fans in the Transfer Tavern have been discussing the future of their ten-goal striker, Pierre-Michel Lasogga in response to a column on the striker in the Yorkshire Evening Post. The German has been described as the “flop of the century” by former Hamburg moneyman, Klaus-Michael Kuhne as he nears the end of Elland Road stay and prepares to return to Hamburg.
Leeds United column – what next for Pierre-Michel Lasogga, the striker dubbed the ‘flop of the century’ at Hamburg:https://t.co/JolXGma8eC
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 19, 2018
As far as Leeds United are concerned, Lasogga hasn’t been that bad. His complete lack of movement, involvement in build-up play and awareness needed of a modern ay centre-forward are obviously preventing him from going on to achieve big things, but there’s no doubt that the German can finish. Ten goals in 30 appearances isn’t awful, but neither is it setting the world alight and when you consider that the German’s full wages equate to £50,000 per week, you’d struggle to argue why he deserves it.
However, at Elland Road this season there has been a distinct lack of clinical strikers at the club.Lasogga, Caleb Ekuban, Jay-Roy Grot and Keemar Roofe have scored a combined 22 Championship goals this season, whilst last year Chris Wood alone scored an incredible 27 goals. The lack of a consistent goalscorer has no doubt dented Leeds chances of promotion after a promising start to the season saw them occupying a playoff place in January before awful new year form has seen the club plummet to 14th.
You can read our local Whites’ verdict on Lasogga here:
The most technically gifted centre forward in the division who we should have built a team around. However he's been failed by a poor manager having no faith and trying to appease fans
— Ben Dobson (@bendobson21) April 19, 2018
Worries me that the club were in talks to sign him permanently. Not sure what we are learning from this season. None of our strikers are good enough for us.
— SA (@Aravind_SA) April 19, 2018
I disagree with this a lot – when he’s been fit and starting he’s scored goals. Yes at times he’s looked lazy and uninterested but it’s the manager’s job to motivate his players…
— Adam Jameson (@adam_jameson21) April 19, 2018
I’ve stuck up for Lasogga over the season, as you say in the article he is a very good finisher, but probably agree we shouldn’t make him permanent now.
— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) April 19, 2018
Point I’ve made before..Chris Wood had the huge benefit of having James Beattie as a dedicated striker coach.. who has Lasogga, Roofe, Grot and Ekuban had this year?
— Jamster (@JamieRo12949481) April 19, 2018
My mate says there’s a job going BnQ
— Scott Tierney (@STierney84) April 19, 2018
Overweight and not interested. No fight in him at all. The exact opposite of what a Leeds United player should be. Don’t understand how some fans rate him but berated Chris Wood.
— Phil Fame (@philfame1) April 19, 2018
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