Former Leeds United star Seth Johnson believes that Pierre-Michel Lasogga has the capability of replacing the departed Chris Wood.
Leeds United certainly enjoyed a very productive summer transfer window, bringing in no less than 17 new players to Elland Road and the new recruits have adapted to life in England well, helping the Whites to a very strong start to the campaign.
As a negative though, Leeds did lose out on the services of star striker Chris Wood to Burnley for a fee of around £15million and the loss of the New Zealand international is a huge blow for the Championship outfit.
Leeds have brought in Pierre-Michel Lasogga from Hamburg on loan as a potential replacement for Wood and now ex-player Seth Johnson has gone on to state his belief that the German is more than capable of filling in the void left by Wood.
He told Bwin, “The player I’m most excited to see is Pierre-Michel Lasogga from Hamburg. He’s been highly thought of and sounds like an exciting player.
“Sixteen players is a huge turnaround in the squad. They lost Chris Wood, who was top goalscorer and a key player for them, so Lasogga is one that needs to hit the ground running.
“Kemar Roofe has come in and is scoring for the club, which is exciting as well. Goalscorers are a high premium nowadays and with this market, Chris Wood didn’t go for as much as he could have.
“He was the leading goalscorer in the Championship and we’ve seen players go for bigger money who have scored less, so I think Leeds could have got more money. If he scores regularly for Burnley, then £15million will be a snip.”