Could Leeds loanee Pierre-Michel Lasogga soon be under more pressure to take chances as another striker is linked with Whites?

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.

Leeds United are reportedly interested in Aleksandar Prijovic, and that may leave Pierre-Michel Lasogga feeling the pressure.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United reacts after a missed chance during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on October 31, 2017 in Leeds,...

While Pierre-Michel Lasogga's strike-rate for Leeds is impressive, there is no question that his loan move has not exactly gone to plan, with criticism of his form and injury seemingly proving as integral to the narrative of his spell as his goals have been.

The German has scored five times in 12 Championship appearances for the Whites, but his last goal came back in October, and his last three appearances for the club have hardly captured the imagination.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United is tackled by Aden Flint of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21,...

He looked well off the pace against Brentford before the international break, and has since made two substitute appearances - against Hull and Burton Albion either side of Christmas - where he has made little impact.

The length of time he spent on the sidelines will certainly be a factor in why he has looked rusty, but with Kemar Roofe enjoying the best goalscoring run of his Leeds career right now, the pressure is on the Hamburg-owned frontman to start taking the opportunities that come his way.

Aleksandar Prijovic of Serbia in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Serbia and Georgia at stadium Rajko Mitic on October 9, 2017 in Belgrade.

And that pressure may well be about to increase, with Leeds being linked with another striker as the January transfer window appears just around the corner.

Goal Cyprus have reported that the Whites are interested in Aleksandar Prijovic, who has been enjoying an excellent season with PAOK in Greece.

Given Lasogga's stature, he should arguably be the striker that fills the target man void, but right now, his ability to hold the ball up leaves a lot to be desired, and with the other forwards ticking other boxes, the 26-year-old probably does not need a player of similar height arriving to add competition to his position. 

Therefore, the forward should perhaps consider it vital that he steps up in the very near future and makes the most of any opportunities that come his way - though it seems unlikely that Roofe will drop out of the starting lineup for the trip to Birmingham if he is fit - to try and convince Christiansen that he does not need to sign another goalscorer next month.

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