Once compared to Gerd Muller, potential Leeds signing Lasogga must re-discover golden touch

Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis (R) and Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hamburg SV and BVB...

Leeds United have been linked to Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

Leeds United have been linked with a move for Pierre-Michel Lasogga, The Yorkshire Evening Post report.

Lasogga is potentially a significant signing for the Whites, if he can rediscover the form which saw him tipped for international stardom in 2014.

The 2013/14 season saw Lasogga net 15 goals in 20 games for Hamburg, and talked about as successor to Miroslav Klose.

Dortmund's Greek defender Sokratis (R) and Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hamburg SV and BVB...

He netted a hat-trick in just eight minutes in a win over Nuremburg in 2013, the fourth fastest in Bundesliga history.

His performances saw him attract high praise, with German newspaper Die Welt comparing his style to legendary Gerd Muller.

Their editorial wrote: "Like a buffalo he rushes towards the defensive line, snorting and pushing. With his powerful body, he can shield the ball perfectly, as a Gerd Müller in XXL format, he is strong with both feet and head."

Pierre Michel Lasogga (L) of Hamburg and Ilkay Guendogan (R) of Dortmund compete for the ball during the First Bundesliga match between Hamburger SV and  Borussia Dortmund at...

Unfortunately Lasogga has struggled since, and links with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid, named as suitors in Die Welt's article, are long gone.

Lasogga would be an interesting alternative to Chris Wood for Leeds, but manager Thomas Christiansen will have to help him restore his confidence.

After scoring 15 goals in 2013/14, Lasogga has netted 15 in the last three years combined. Last season saw him score just twice.

But Thomas Christiansen is a former Bundesliga golden boot winner, and knows a thing or two about strikers.

Lasogga has an upside, and could thrive in the physical nature of the Championship.

He would be a gamble for Leeds, but one who at the right price, they should consider.

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