Hamburg ‘premature’ over Lasogga but still expect Leeds switch

STRIKER HUNT: For Leeds United director of football Victor Orta.
STRIKER HUNT: For Leeds United director of football Victor Orta.
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HAMBURG SV admit they acted too soon to announce Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s loan swiitch to Leeds United but still expect the move to go through.

The Bundesliga side stated that striker Lasogga had joined United on a season-long loan via their Twitter platforms on Tuesday evening but removed the posts soon after.

And now the German side have admitted they made the announcement before any deal was complete to bring the 25-year-old to Elland Road.

Negotiations between Leeds and Hamburg continue with United keen for Hamburg to contribute towards a large proportion of the forward’s reported £50,000-a-week wages.

Hamburg still expect Lasogga to join Leeds before the closure of the summer transfer window at 11pm tomorrow night.

The striker flew into England with his family earlier this week with a view to meeting United director of football Victor Orta and then returned back to Hamburg on Wednesday evening.

A Hamburg spokesman told Sky Deutschland: “We were a bit premature (in making the announcement).

“But we assume the transfer will be completed by the end of the transfer period on Thursday.”

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