Leeds target Marvin Ducksch worked under Huddersfield's David Wagner; should he attempt surprise transfer battle?

Dortmund's striker Marvin Ducksch (L) and Nuremberg's Czech midfielder Adam Hlousek vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Nuremberg vs Borussia...

Leeds United have been linked with German striker Marvin Ducksch.

Dortmund's striker Marvin Ducksch (L) and Nuremberg's Czech midfielder Adam Hlousek vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match 1 FC Nuremberg vs Borussia...

According to reports from the Daily Mail, Leeds United are pursuing St. Pauli-owned striker Marvin Ducksch after a superb start to the season on loan at Holstein Kiel.

The Whites brought in four strikers over the summer, as Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Jay-Roy Grot, Caleb Ekuban and Pawel Cibicki all arrived, but patchy performances from all four mean another striker may yet be targeted.

Ducksch is now believed to be on the radar, having hit a stunning 11 goals in just 17 games for German second tier side Holstein Kiel this season, following a loan move from St. Pauli.

David Wagner, Manager of Huddersfield Town celebrates after the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and West Bromwich Albion at John Smith's Stadium on November 4, 2017 in...

The 23-year-old striker had scored just twice in 12 games for St. Pauli before spending the second half of last season with Holstein Kiel, and his loan was extended over the summer with outstanding results.

Leeds are now allegedly keen, but one man who should be taking a close interest in Ducksch's situation is Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner.

Wagner coached Ducksch at Borussia Dortmund, helping the striker record a superb record for the Borussia Dortmund II team before making his first-team debut, with Wagner credited with a large part of his development.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Huddersfield splashed the cash on two strikers over the summer in Laurent Depoitre and Steve Mounie, but with Nahki Wells sold and Collin Quaner often used out wide, another budget striker could be appealing for the Terriers in January as they look to survive in the Premier League.

Wagner reunited with ex-Dortmund talents such as Chris Lowe and Jon-Gorenc Stankovic, meaning he is open to working with some of his former players, and Ducksch fits the bill as a cheap striker - and the Terriers boss should at least be considering a battle with rivals Leeds.

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