Leeds United fans are going crazy over the club’s capture of Red Bull Leipzig forward Jean-Kevin Augustin, as the Whites confirmed the loan signing of the 22 year-old on Monday morning.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have been absolutely crying out for another striker to provide competition for Patrick Bamford in recent weeks, constantly dominating matches but failing to put teams away with clinical finishing. And after fans were drooling over footage of reported target Augustin this weekend, with some even calling him the ‘new Tony Yeboah’, it’s no surprise to see them going into a full-on meltdown over the latest news.
According to Phil Hay, Augustin had a medical on Monday morning after he and his agent flew to Leeds on Sunday evening, and the club have now confirmed the signing is complete, as he will join on a loan basis with a view to a permanent switch in the summer. He will wear the number 29 shirt.
Augustin had a poor loan stay with Monaco this season, managing just 262 minutes of Ligue 1 playing time and scoring only once in all competitions. He is a player who will excite the fans and offer something different to Bamford in attack though, and the Twitter reactions down below are absolutely delirious with the news…
— YBI (@YeboahBelieveIt) January 27, 2020
— TwiterWhites (@Twiterwhites) January 27, 2020
— Harry Hession (@Hazzbond) January 27, 2020
— Tony Wilde (@TonyWilde99) January 27, 2020
— Ruaridh (@RuaridhBrannan) January 27, 2020
— Jason Stevenson (@JasonStevo11) January 27, 2020
Wow what a statement credit to bielsa, orta and radz 👏👏👏👏😍😍😍
— Burny (@Aaronburnside) January 27, 2020
Victor Orta working his magic again for Leeds United. Jean-Kévin Augustin is some signing in the Championship.
— Craig Honeyman (@Craig_Honeyman) January 27, 2020
Victor Orta is a legend – pass it on #lufc
— James Woodhead (@jwwoodhead1984) January 27, 2020
Leeds fans, are you excited by the move for Augustin? Join the discussion in the comments below…
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience