News broke last night that Leeds are set to table and offer for unwanted Hamburg forward Pierre-Michel Lassoga.
The 25-year old has been informed by his club that he is surplus to requirements at the Volsparkstadion and this has alerted Leeds to his now certain availability.
The Yorkshire side are said to be interested in bringing further backup to main forward Chris Wood having already signed Caleb Ekuban earlier in the window.
The question is; are Leeds currently focussing on the right position or are they wasting time trying to sign another forward in a system that only needs one striker at a time?
It's evident that new head coach Thomas Christiansen favours a 4-2-3-1 approach which means only one of Chris Wood, Caleb Ekuban or Souleymane Doukara is needed to fit the system.
In retrospect, any deal for another striker would possibly be the nail in the coffin for The Duke which would be a real shame with some brilliant performances last season.
Lassoga, who has spent that last four seasons at Hamburg doesn't seem like a prolific forward himself, only bagging 13 goals in 76 appearances since joining permanently after a positive loan spell.
Victor Orta and co have so far been bob on with signings at the club but this deal seems out of the ordinary to sign an unproven striker who only managed two goals in 20 appearances last year.
Then we get to the major stumbling block, Lassonga is on a huge wage at Hamburg and is unlikely to want to more than half it in order to join Leeds, again begging the question, is he really worth the effort?
In my opinion no, Lassonga doesn't seem to be a wow signing or even a player that could challenge Chris Wood to a starting spot.
Should Leeds quit this deal and focus on more prominent signings in defence? Have your say in the comments below!
By Ryan Ingham