Lasogga - A No Go?
One of the very few strikers that have been mentioned with a NUFC link is Pierre-Michel Lasogga.
A 22 year old, German U21 international who played last season on loan at Hamburger SV from his parent club of Hertha BSC or to us English of Hertha Berlin.
With a career spanning 94 games, he has scored 38 goals, although last season's loan spell at Hamburg included an impressive 13 goals in 20 games.
Speculation mounted as to our interest in him over the weekend after Hertha Berlin`s General Manager confirmed in the German media that the player is currently consider three choices, with us being one of them.
General Manager Michael Preetz said:
"There will be a decision next week and it is only about three clubs; Hertha, Hamburg or Newcastle."
Expect the usual denial from us next week.