Pierre-Michel Lasogga's reported price-tag makes Leeds United decision easier

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

If Championship giants Leeds United want to keep Hamburg loanee Pierre-Michel Lasogga at Elland Road, they won't have to pay much at all.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga of Leeds United celebrates after scoring  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Millwall at Elland Road on January 20, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga is nearing the end of his loan spell at Leeds United and it seems that the supporters are still divided by the prospect of the Hamburg striker remaining at Elland Road on a permanent basis.

Lasogga has scored a respectable 10 goals in 19 Championship starts this season but, in truth, has lacked the consistency required to make him a real fans’ favourite.

Some supporters have been left frustrated by a series of anonymous performances while his work-rate and link play has left a lot to be desired at times.

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,...

But with Bild reporting that cash-strapped Hamburg are desperate to sell as a first ever relegation from the Bundesliga looms large, the fact that Lasogga could be let go for £2.2 million could just have made Leeds’ decision a little easier.

For such a reduced fee, it is difficult to argue against Leeds keeping Lasogga in West Yorkshire, especially as the vast majority of the other strikers Leeds have been linked with in the last few months, see Nelson Oliveira or £8 million Jordan Hugill (below), would have cost far more.

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Preston North End at Amex Stadium on October...

£2.2 million for a striker who averages a goal every other start would be an excellent bargain and the sort of signing under-fire director of football Victor Orta must make if he is to win over supporters who have turned against him in their droves of late.

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