According to Mirror Football, Newcastle are in transfer talks with Hertha Berlin over Bundesliga striking sensation Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

The 22-year-old produced sensational form on loan at Hamburg this season. His 13 goals in just 18 league starts not only steered HSV clear of relegation, but it also made the Germany U21 statistically the most potent front-man in the Bundesliga.

A return to the German capital appears unlikely however, with Lasogga’s contract set to expire in summer 2015 and the 6 foot 2 front-man continually stating a desire to play in the Premier League.

The Magpies could certainly do with his old-fashioned firepower, now that Shola Ameobi has left the club and Loic Remy appears unlikely to make his successful loan stay permanent.

But following an incredibly turbulent campaign on Tyneside, it’s unlikely Lasogga will be Alan Pardew’s final signing of the summer. So, with that in mind, here’s FIVE players who could soon join the German hotshot at St. James’s.


Pierre-Michel Lasogga