Lasogga's recent form may not be a sign of things to come for Leeds

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

Leeds United look to have added another striker to their ranks this week.

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga plays the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between 1 FC Cologne and Hamburger SV in Cologne, western Germany, on...

According to German newspaper Bild, Leeds United have agreed a deal to sign Pierre-Michel Lassoga on a season-long loan; a decision that has since been confirmed by his parent club Hamburg, who tweeted confirmation of the deal on Tuesday evening.

It still seems only a matter of time before Leeds announce the deal and if, as expected, the German completes his switch to Elland Road, talk will quickly turn to his record in front of goal.

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...

At first glance, Leeds have signed something of a dud, with Lasogga finding the net just twice in 22 appearances for Hamburg last season.  However that is not completely true, with all but five of the player's league appearances coming from the bench.

Many of those substitute outings were for less than 10 minutes, so he would have been hard pressed to make any real impact.

Thomas Christiansen manager of Leeds United looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham,...

The previous season, when Lasogga was a more regular starter, he managed eight goals and three assists in 30 games, and his best form came during his time at Hertha Berlin, where he scored 24 goals and set up 11 more in only 69 matches.

Still only 25, Lasogga needs a club where he can play regularly, and if Leeds manager Thomas Christiansen is willing to give him a shot he could rediscover his best form and help fire the Whites to promotion.

While Jay-Roy Grot and Caleb Ekuban are young and relatively unproven, Lasogga could be the experienced player Leeds need to get the best out of everyone.

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