Deadline day is here and it is likely to be a busy one for Leeds United. The Whites have already signed striker Pawel Cibicki from Malmo FF today. In this article, we will be looking at three players that still have a chance of signing in at Elland Road.
German striker Lasogga’s links to the club have been strange. SV Hamburg, his current club, tweeted earlier this week, confirming that the 25-year-old will be joining Leeds United on a season-long loan. However, this tweet has since been deleted, causing confusion regarding the transfer.
According to German website welt.de a Hamburger SV spokesperson has since said though that the tweet was published too early and a deal is still yet to be fully agreed between both sides.
It is still expected that a deal will go ahead before the transfer deadline of 11pm and Leeds United fans seem excited to get a deal over the line for the German striker who has been hailed as a fantastic signing.
The 25-year-old striker has scored a hatful of goals in his career with a career total of 57 goals in 188 games and standing at 6ft 2.5in, he offers an aerial presence similar to Whites striker Chris Wood who swapped Elland Road for Premier League Burnley last week.
Leeds have already signed two strikers this week – Jay Roy Grot and Pawel Cibicki.
Sheffield Wednesday wonderkid George Hirst has reportedly been attracting interest from Leeds towards the end of this transfer window. However, Leicester City are the favourites to sign the 18-year old according to reports. The 2015/16 Premier League champions are prepared to spend over £2 million on the highly-rated striker.
Many papers are suggesting that Sheffield Wednesday ‘will have done very well if George Hirst is still at Hillsborough beyond the transfer deadline.
Hirst has also been linked with a loan move away. He watched Rotherham United lose on penalties to Manchester City U23s in the Checkatrade Trophy at the New York Stadium. This sparked rumours, with Paul Warne admitting that he is interested in taking him on loan. Owls boss Carvalhal did say that Hirst ‘would be in good hands’ if he was to send him to neighbours Rotherham.
The Mirror has claimed that the Foxes have submitted a £2 million bid in the hope that they can get a deal done before the deadline, but it has been reported that Leeds have not given up on the striker yet. Meanwhile, the Daily Mail has reported that Premier League quartet Newcastle United, Arsenal, Everton and Manchester United are keeping tabs on Hirst.
Bristol City defender Aden Flint is a player that has been under Leeds’ radar for a while now, but the Whites will face competition from several other clubs today, including Middlesbrough, Fulham, Norwich City, Celtic and Birmingham. It has also been reported that West Bromwich Albion have joined the race, by Somerset Live.
£5 million appears to be the price tag that would convince Bristol City to sell.
Flint is known not only for being a solid central defender, but also a goalscorer, despite him taking up a defensive position.