Young talent Augustin signs contract for Leeds United. Club owners and the head coach hopes that he’ll give breathe new life into the teams season
From RB Leipzig to Leeds
The 22-year-old Patrick Bamford will compete in the offensive as Marcelo Bielsa’s side want to advance to the championship. Leeds has made a statement about their Premier League ambitions, with the signing of Jean-Kevin Augustin from Bundesliga leaders RB Leipzig. Augustine, formerly of Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco, has joined the first loan agreement with Leeds, which could be bought at the end of the season. The 22-year-old former international youth striker will take part in the attack against Patrick Bamford, and Eddie Nketiah’s loan deal has ended prematurely earlier this month. Bamford has ten goals in the championship this season, somewhat behind Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ollie Watkins, who are on the top of the list with eighteen scored goals.
Club hopes that he’ll give fresh impulsion
Leeds are in second place beyond West Brom, which has 28 games but maintained their form in 2020. Fans are wary of another possible collapse under coaching Marcelo Bielsa following their defeat at the end of last season. In 2020, they played four games and lost three. Losing to the FA Cup at Arsenal and winning just one point in the league on New Year’s Day at West Brom. The chasing pack reduced the deficit to three points. Although the “Leeds” still play in the hands of the third-position “Fulham.” Augustine’s arrival, therefore, hopes to give some fresh impulsion and breathe new life into the Leeds season.
In the first half of the campaign, he could not score in 10 matches of League 1 for Monaco. As a result, returned to the parent club, Leipzig. However, with 20 goals in all competitions over two seasons in Leipzig, fans will hope that he can make a significant impact in the second tier. Augustine arrives as the third Leeds signing of the January transfer window. Teen goalkeeper Elia Caprile replenished under a three-year agreement from Chievo: he joined the striker midfielder Ian Poveda under a contract from Manchester City for four and a half years.
In 2009, Augustin joined PSG, and five years later, Jean made his debut in the first team. He played 31 times for PSG, winning the title of League 1 in 2015-16 among the clutch of domestic honors before moving to Leipzig in 2017. He performed himself in the Champions League and the Europa League on the German side, and in 2016 he took a part in the victory for France Under-19 European Championship.