Hamburg sporting director delivers worrying news to Leeds United regarding Pierre-Michel Lasogga

Leeds fans celebrate their team's victory during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on November 29, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United landed Pierre-Michel Lasogga on loan from Hamburg and he has enjoyed a promising start to life at Elland Road.

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga reacts during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hamburger SV in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on...

Pierre-Michel Lasogga might have only been a Leeds United player less than two months but supporters are already fearing the prospect of the striker returning to Hamburg at the end of the season.

The perennial Bundesliga relegation dodgers were desperate to get one of their highest earners off their wage bill in the summer, so much so that they loaned him to Leeds in the summer, as reported by Abendblatt.

But while Lasogga has thrived in England, scoring three goals already, Hamburg are toiling without him. A stunning start to the campaign has given way to the usual struggle with Markus Gisdol’s side without a league goal since the 25th of August.

Hamburg's forward Pierre-Michel Lasogga reacts after Nicolai Mueller scored during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Moenchengladbach vs Hamburger SV in...

It should perhaps come as little surprise, then, that Hamburg appear to have had a change of heart concerning Lasogga’s future.

“If Pierre has a good season, he could also play a role with a lot of fresh self-confidence,” sporting director Jens Todt told the Hamburger Morgenpost when discussing the prospect of Lasogga being back in their side next season.

Sport directot Jens Todt poses during the Karlsruher SC team presenation at Wildpark Stadion on July 27, 2016 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

A lack of fitness and form had restricted Lasogga to just 13 goals in 76 Bundesliga appearances across three seasons before moving to Elland Road in the summer. But the German has shown signs of getting back to his 2014 heyday and his parent club are crying out for a goalscorer to lead the line.

Though Leeds surely will do everything in their power to keep Lasogga at the club long term.

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