Hamburg investor Klaus-Michael Kuhne has branded Pierre-Michel Lasogga the ‘flop of the century’.

The 25 year old could leave the German side before the window closes, and he’s been strongly linked with a move to Leeds United.

Speaking to, Kuhne was asked about the investment he’s put into Hamburg, and internal problems at the club: “HSV is a phenomenon because the losers are always hanging out here. A good example is Lasogga.”

“I don’t know if I was part of it: After half a good season, given a five year contract and an annual salary of over three million euros. That was Harakiri, the flop of the century.”

Leeds United have been strongly linked with a move for Lasogga in the past couple of weeks, and at one stage it seemed likely the German would be arriving at Elland Road.

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However, in recent days Lasogga’s proposed move to Leeds United has gone quiet, with claims the player is uncertain about the move.

Hannover 96 are the lastest club to be linked with the former German U21 international, with reports the Bundesliga side have been offered the chance to sign him.

A big concern for both Leeds United and Hannover will be Lasogga’s huge salary, and what percentage they would be prepared to cover if they take the forward on loan.

It’s slightly strange for Klaus-Michael Kuhne to be so scathing of Lasogga, considering Hamburg are currently trying to offload him. A clear warning for Leeds United.