Leeds striker move takes fresh twist after talk of loophole

Jean-Kevin Augustin

Leeds United may not be obliged to complete a permanent deal for Jean-Kevin Augustin this summer after all.

The French striker moved to Elland Road on a loan deal from RB Leipzig at the end of the January transfer window, after Arsenal decided to recall the impressive Eddie Nketiah.

Part of that deal included an obligation for Marcelo Bielsa’s men to sign the forward for a fee of £18million – however according to Football Insider, this may include a loophole.

The report suggests that a permanent move would be in doubt if Augustin was himself reluctant to make the switch to Elland Road.

The former PSG youngster would need to agree to making the move permanent – something which may not be the case given his current standing at the club.

The 22-year-old has made just three substitute appearances for Bielsa’s promotion hopefuls, having also struggled with injury issues, and has not even featured in the matchday squad for the last three fixtures.

Leeds have got their promotion bid back on track after winning their last five games, although they will have to wait until early April to play again after the EFL was suspended due to the Coronavirus.

Meanwhile, former Leeds United midfielder Michael Brown has tipped the club to perform an overhaul of their squad in the summer transfer window. Read more…