According to an update from Football Insider, Leeds United may have an ‘obligation‘ to sign loanee striker Jean-Kevin Augustin at the end of the season for a further £18 million – but this is depending on the player actually agreeing to the move.
Augustin, who has made just three substitute appearances for the Whites since signing on loan from RB Leipzig back in January, could move to the club permanently in the summer in an £18 million deal – should the player accept personal terms. Given his lack of game time so far in Yorkshire, partly due to injury, it remains to be seen whether the Frenchman would be keen to make his move a permanent one.
Before signing for Leeds on loan, Augustin had made just two starts and eight substitute appearances over a previous loan spell at Monaco (WhoScored) – with RB Leipzig seeming keen to let the youngster acquire game time.
The 22-year-old, who scored three goals in four starts for Leipzig last season, despite playing just 452 minutes in total, could be seen as one for the future given his 2017/2018 record with the club – when he managed to bag a much more solid nine goals and five assists in 14 starts.
However, regardless of the update that Leeds could very well sign him permanently depending on circumstances, it is unclear whether that is the right option – with no evidence so far suggesting he would fire Marcelo Bielsa’s side to the Premier League.
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