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Report details when Leeds United and Leipzig might hear Jean-Kevin Augustin case

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Report details when Leeds United and Leipzig might hear Jean-Kevin Augustin case

A report has detailed when Leeds United might have to answer the case regarding paying a transfer sum for former loanee Jean-Kevin Augustin.

Leeds signed the Frenchman on loan from RB Leipzig last January and it looked like a coup fo a deal from Victor Orta.

However, Augustin arrived out of shape and he barely featured for the club, despite trying his best to get into shape during the Covid 19 lockdown. 

Leeds ended up winning promotion without him which, according to Leipzig, activates a buying option in his deal worth a reported (Süddeutsche Zeitung) £19 million, Unsurprisingly, Leeds do not want to pay that fee for a player they have no intention of using and have argued the agreement is null and void due to the delay in the season caused by the pandemic. 

LEEDS, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 15:  (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Leipzig remain adamant and are fairly dumbfounded by Leeds’ stubbornness. Neither club claims ownership of the player who was eventually given special dispensation to join Nantes in the summer. 

 

Now, RB Live is claiming that the case is not likely to be heard until March or even April, as Leipzig continue to wait for money they clearly feel is owed. 

The report claims Leeds will look to loan or sell Augustin out immediately if they are indeed told to pay up a significant fee for Augustin. 

The Frenchman is currently training alone at Nantes as he again struggles to maintain his fitness and Leeds would undoubtedly not want the 23-year-old on their books. 

Unfortunately for the player, this mess looks set to rumble on for a number of months still.

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