Newcastle close to completing Pierre-Michel Lasogga deal

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Newcastle’s deal to sign Pierre-Michel Lasogga is close to completion, according to Sky Sports.

The club have reportedly spoken to the player’s mother, who acts as an advisor to the 22-year-old striker, about bringing him to St James’ Park.

Having impressed on loan at Hamburg last season, Lasogga has three options to choose from, with Bundesliga club keen to retain his services, while staying with parent club Hertha Berlin is also an option.

The forward has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs recently, such as Everton and Liverpool, however Hertha Berlin’s general manager, Michael Preetz, has ruled out a move to any other clubs.

According to German newspaper, Bild, Preetz has said that “It is only about three clubs; Hertha, Hamburg or Newcastle.”

Lasogga would reportedly cost Newcastle in the region of £10million; relatively cheap for a young player with bags of potential.

The Germany under-21 international has already been to take a look at Newcastle’s training and stadium facilities and the player is reportedly keen on a move to the club.

Newcastle are keen to bring in a player capable of providing plenty of goals to replace the outgoing Loic Remy, who is a target for a number of top clubs.

Newcastle are also looking into the possibility of securing out-of-contract Bafetimbi Gomis, who helped Lyon to qualify for next season’s Europa League, should they fail to land Lasogga.

The club are willing to offer the striker a massive £75,000-per-week wages in order to beat QPR, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray to his signature.

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