Holstein Kiel striker Marvin Ducksch is understood to be on Leeds United’s radar as he tops the 2.Bundesliga goalscoring charts.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga is yet to fully convince the masses since joining Leeds United from Hamburg on a season-long loan. But, with the January transfer window approaching, The Whites are rumoured to be scouring Germany again for a striker capable of replacing Chris Wood.

The Mail reported last week that Leeds are tracking Holstein Kiel’s in-form frontman Marvin Ducksch. A 6ft 3ins frontman who started his career with Borussia Dortmund, Ducksch has scored 10 goals in 15 2.Bundesliga games this season to lead the Golden Boot race.

Liga Zwei, however, has suggested that the chances of a third German moving to Elland Road since Victor Orta was appointed as the club’s director of football are far from nailed on.

The report states that Ducksch performances will attract interest from a number of top tier sides in the January transfer window and it is understood that Ducksch is more likely to move to the Bundesliga rather than the English Championship.

Whether this is seen as a blow for Leeds is up for debate. You cannot argue with Ducksch’s impressive goals tally in 2017/18 but Leeds fans have made it very clear that they want proven and experienced Championship players in January.

Orta appears to be drawing up targets with the idea of importing under-the-radar talents for cheap with the idea of selling them on for a profit.

But with only Samu Saiz and Gjanni Alioski impressing since moving to Elland Road from abroad this summer, such a tactic has started to come under scrutiny.


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