Two Players Leeds United Could Target To Lift The Burden Off Lasogga Including This Liverpool Star

Two Players Leeds Should Sign To Lift The Burden Off Lasogga

Pierre Michel Lasogga may or may not have been the problem during his troubled spell in Germany, but the fact is he’s shown some real quality since arriving in England.

After a good start, they have faltered a lot of late and although are still looking booked for a play-off push once again, they had originally shown themselves to be genuine title contenders and this is what the Leeds fans truly desire of course.

True, good no.9’s are not cheap and easy to get hold of but taking a chance on Lasogga has paid dividends for the Elland Road side this season and a similar risk taking attitude in January could pay off once more. Here are two players who, if at their best, could help propel Leeds back into the top two:

Danny Ings (Liverpool)

Although caution has been advised against such a move, including on these pages, there is no doubt that Ings possesses quality and it would be great to see him come back to his best.

Having scored 20 Championship goals the year before, the striker started life well in the top division, slotting home 11 goals in his 35 games during a debut Premier League season which saw him nab a dream move to Liverpool.

Things have gone downhill since that transfer, with the once-capped England international having played only 6 Premier League games for the Reds and 12 in total during a two-year stay at Anfield. In fact, due first to a cruciate ligament rupture and then to a knee operation, Ings has missed well over 80 possible Liverpool matches.

More and more these days, Ings faces a major fight for pitch time after his long injury spells and so it appears Leeds may be his only option in January.

James Wilson (Manchester United)

Although he made only four appearances in the Championship for the East Midlands outfit, Wilson did little wrong at Derby and found himself at the club during another tumultuous time with the increasingly unpopular Steve McClaren at the helm for a second time.

Wilson most likely knows that his opportunities at Old Trafford will be severely limited though and the England under-21 international may seek another opportunity to shine in the Championship. Wilson deserves the chance to impress at first-team level and Leeds could be ideal for him.

The 2015/16 season saw Wilson represent Brighton at this level at just 20 years of age, scoring 5 and making 2 in 25 appearances in the regular part of the league season. He averaged just 47 minutes per game that season though, so bearing that in mind and taking into consideration natural levels of improvement, he could comfortably reach 10 league goals in the second half of the season, something Leeds cannot afford to turn down.