Leeds Hint at Imminent Loan Arrival of Hamburg Striker Lasogga in Teasing Twitter Video
Leeds United have seemingly announced the signing of Hamburg's Pierre-Michel Lasogga on a season-long loan deal in a teasing video online.
The Championship side took to their Twitter account to hint at yet another deadline day announcement and, whilst they refused to show their latest recruit's face, it seems that the player in question is indeed Lasogga.
The striker was already on his way to Elland Road after Hamburg jumped the gun and revealed that he had 'completed' his loan switch to Leeds on Tuesday.
However, the Bundesliga club were forced to take down all mention of the transfer going through hours later after prematurely announcing Lasogga's move to England's second tier.
Lasogga flew to England with his family earlier in the week to hold a meeting with Leeds' director of football Victor Orta and, after passing a medical whilst over from Germany, is virtually on the cusp of plying his trade in the UK for the rest of the 2017/18 campaign.
Any attempts at finalising the deal before Thursday's 11pm deadline had rested on Hamburg accepting Leeds' request to pay part of Lasogga's hefty £50,000-a-week wages, and it would seem that a breakthrough has been made with his announcement imminent.
The 25-year-old is out-of-favour at Hamburg after he netted just two goals in 22 appearances last season, and is yet to feature for Die Rothosen so far this term despite the club already playing three matches against Cologne, Augsburg and minnows Vfl Osnabruck.
Lasogga begun life at Hamburg with a successful loan stint from then-parent club Hertha Berlin during the 2013/14 season and, after bagging 15 goals in 24 games, completed a £300,000 switch to Volksparkstadion the following summer.
His end product since his permanent transfer has flattered to deceive, however, with only another 15 strikes registered in his other 83 games for Hamburg.