The next striker supposed to be signing for Leeds United is Pawel Cibicki, after weekend claims from Sweden that a contract has been agreed for the 23 year old.
Cibicki sat out Malmo’s last game, and whilst there’s not a great deal of updates from Sweden on Monday, there doesn’t really have to be for the deal to be done.
The personal contract was said to be sorted, the fee not really an issue, and Cibicki to Leeds United was the next expected deal.
However, Pierre-Michel Lasogga has come around the side moving quicker than perhaps he ever has before, and could beat Cibicki to the signature.
Lasogga to Leeds United looked pretty dead at one point, with the 25 year old wobbling over his Chris Wood worry. Even when the New Zealander joined Burnley, Lasogga to Leeds struggled to get back off the ground again, but Monday has brought a raft of updates.
Hamburg have publicly confirmed Lasogga has permission to travel to Leeds United, with the club saying it’s to get an ‘overview’.
However, Kicker see through that and believe Lasogga has actually travelled to Leeds to ‘advance’ his transfer.
Kicker state things could now ‘go fast’, and it sounds like Leeds United are getting the deal weighted in their favour. Hamburg will continue to pay a chunk of Lasogga’s wages, and it’s a straight loan with no obligation to buy.
Lasogga isn’t at Hamburg training today… because he’s in Leeds.