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Report: Leipzig already allocated £19 million of Leeds United transfer funds toward recruitment

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Report: Leipzig already allocated £19 million of Leeds United transfer funds toward recruitment

Leeds United had a permanent option in the deal for the French forward.

RB Leipzig have already allocated the funds they expect to receive from Leeds United for Jean-Kevin Augustin, should Leeds win promotion to the Premier League. 

According to transfermarkt, Leipzig are expecting Leeds to honour a €21 million (£19m) purchase option should they win a place in the top-flight for next season. 

The German side have even allocated that income toward the permanent signing of striker Patrik Schick from Roma and playmaker Milot Rashica from Werder Bremen. 

The report suggests that Leeds are hopeful that the cancellation of Augustin’s loan deal before the season’s conclusion could prevent the permanent option being mandatory, whilst the impact of the global health crisis must also be taken into account. 

LEEDS, ENGLAND – JANUARY 28:  (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

But this follows up on other recent reports suggesting the Bundesliga side are standing firm in their position that Leeds must buy Augustin if promoted. 

 

Kicker reported earlier this month that Leeds do not want Augustin, after his injury-ravaged stint at the club but that Leipzig were adamant the fee would be owed. Bild has previously reported the figure as in the £17.7 million region. This matches with the current £19 million report, minus the fee already paid to activate the loan. 

Leeds United will undoubtedly not want to make such a big investment for next season, in the current financial climate, on a player who has struggled to live up to expectations. 

But Leipzig are planning ahead regardless and Leeds might find themselves in a sticky situation regarding the French attacker.

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