Leeds have announced the signing of Pierre-Michel Lasogga from Hamburg on a season long loan deal.
Problems with Lasogga’s paperwork was the reason Leeds were unable to announce the signing any earlier.
What is Lasogga’s career path?
The forward began his senior career with Bayer Leverkusen but made just five appearances for their second team.
Lasogga then moved to Hertha Berlin on a three year contract where he scored 22 goals in 64 appearances.
He then moved on loan to Hamburg, scoring a hat trick on his second appearance and scored 13 goals in 20 appearances.
That return made Hamburg sign the forward permanently and tied him up to a five year deal. Since then Lasogga has made 96 appearances and scored 26 goals.
Lasogga has represented Germany’s under-21’s on 11 occasions and scored four goals in the process. He earned himself a call up to Germany’s senior squad in 2014 but injury prevented him from taking any part.
Lasogga’s stepfather used to play for Werder Bremen, Schalke and Germany.
The striker’s mother also acts as his agent while his two younger brothers play for Hertha Berlin.