Newcastle United closing in on Bundesliga’s next big thing

Pierre-Michel Lasogga is set to decide on whether he will be heading to the Premier League with Newcastle, as the Toon continue their recruitment drive.

Fresh from signing Jack Colback and Ayoze Perez last week, Newcastle United could be set to secure another major acquisition in the form of Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

The 22-year-old striker has been the subject of some interest from the Toon in recent months, as the club looks to bolster their current attacking options following the conclusion of Loic Remy’s season long loan.

Available for €10 million, the forward would be a welcome addition to the squad, with the Magpies keen to provide more cover and competition for Papiss Cisse. 

Lasogga starred on loan at Hamburg last term, scoring 13 goals in 20 games for the Bundesliga giants, in an otherwise disastrous season for the German club which saw them come dangerously close to a first-ever relegation from the top-flight.

Currently owned by Hertha Berlin, the forward could yet seal a permanent switch to Hamburg, while another option would be to remain in the German capital. 

According to the Northern Echo, Lasogga is also very much open to the idea of moving to the Premier League with Newcastle United, and faces a difficult decision on his future.

Hertha general manager Michael Preetz confirmed as much in a recent interview stating: "It is only about three clubs; Hertha, Hamburg or Newcastle."

The Magpies have been linked to a series of strikers over the past month, with Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis the latest thought to be weighing up an offer from the club, who are competing with Sunderland to secure the forward’s services.

Red Bull Salzburg’s Jonathan Soriano and Leeds United favourite Ross McCormack have also been linked with moves to Tyneside, while Burnley’s Danny Ings is another potential new addition.

Register for NEWCASTLE UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch