This time, Leeds have been linked with a move for RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin who is currently on loan at AS Monaco by reports in The Athletic.
Via colleagues on the continent, European sources tell @TheAthleticUK that Leeds United are on the trail of Red Bull Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin. Details on our transfer tracker here:https://t.co/5Ut0UGBCN3— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 24, 2020
The striker has represented France throughout the youth levels but has only started two games in Ligue 1 for AS Monaco and is rumoured to be open to making a switch in January.
Reports suggesting that #lufc are looking at RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin, 22, who is on loan at Monaco. Nothing confirmed by United.— Adam Pope (@apopey) January 24, 2020
Augustin joined RB Leipzig from Paris Saint-Germain for €13 million in July 2017 and has scored 20 goals in 67 games for the current Bundesliga leaders. However, Die Roten Bullen have some serious talent at striker including Germany international Timo Werner, Denmark international Yussuf Poulsen, and Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick - as well as numerous other options - so Augustin was sent out on loan.
Naby Keïta wins the ball ⏭ RB Leipzig score ⚽️— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 19, 2018
Jean-Kévin Augustin finishes off a brilliant, free-flowing counter attack.
One-twos everywhere on BT Sport 3 HD pic.twitter.com/kTzymnU3E8
Since these early reports, the news has moved quickly on the progress of a deal.
L’equipe claim that Augustin has made his decision to join Leeds and is expected the move the move in “the coming hours,“ according to the translated article. The piece translated to English is shown below:
Reports and information between England and France vary, with the French outlets saying that it’s almost done, while others say that the French front man has asked his agent to get him a move to Leeds United.
Over here, there is less knowledge of what stage Leeds are at in moving for him. Phil Hay said the following morning that he is “yet to hear if a deal’s been done but he wants to come,“ while Mike McGrath from The Daily Telegraph says that Augustin’s loan at Monaco will be cut short following his exception from tonight’s Monaco squad.
If any deal was to happen it would be a loan deal, Leeds may be able to negotiate an option to sign the player but that would only be a realistic option if Leeds are promoted.
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