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Report: Leeds target Jean-Kevin Augustin prefers move to Elland Road

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Report: Leeds target Jean-Kevin Augustin prefers move to Elland Road

Leeds United are reportedly set to win the race to sign French centre-forward Jean-Kevin Augustin from RB Leipzig.

The 22-year-old has been out on loan at Monaco for the first half of the season, but has made the decision to go elsewhere due to a lack of game time.

According to L’Equipe, the striker has made his mind up that he wants to make the move to Elland Road on loan and his deal could include an option to buy in the summer.

It is understood that he’s chosen Yorkshire despite interest from St Etienne, Crystal Palace and Rennes this month.

The report explains that the pull of working with Whites manager Marcelo Bielsa is a big appeal and he is now expected to complete a move.

 

Leeds have been given a major boost that Augustin has picked them and it looks like they will finally get a deal over the line for a new attacker this month.

After Eddie Nketiah returned to Arsenal from his loan spell, there has been an urgent need to sign a new forward to compete with Patrick Bamford.

(Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

TBR’s View:

Augustin looks a phenomenal piece of business on paper if Leeds wrap it up and he is the answer they need in attack.

There should be big concerns if no new striker arrives this month, as they need more attacking firepower to help them get over the line for Championship promotion.

Augustin is a rising talent that previously scored 20 goals in 67 games for German top-flight outfit Leipzig and he should rip apart the Championship with his pace and quality.

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