Leeds United have confirmed that Jean-Kevin Augustin’s loan deal with the club has come to an end.
Augustin joined Leeds on loan from German side RB Leipzig back in the January transfer window, but made just three substitute appearances for Marcelo Bielsa’s side following that move.
With Augustin’s initial deal not covering him all the way through to the rescheduled end of the season, Leeds have now taken the decision not to keep the forward at the club for the remaining six games of their regular season, suggesting he would not have been available for those matches anyway.
A brief statement posted on Leeds’ website on Tuesday afternoon simply read:
“Leeds United can confirm the club will not be extending the loan of Jean-Kevin Augustin beyond 30th June 2020.”
This will of course be a big disappointment for Leeds.
Having previously impressed for Leipzig after joining the German club from French giants PSG, much will have been expected from Augustin at Elland Road.
That however, has simply not materialised, and you feel there will now be plenty of questions asked about the move for Augustin in particular, not least due to the option of a permanent deal that was included in this loan move, something which has generated much discussion in recent weeks.
Whatever happens, this loan deal just has not helped Leeds’ push for a return to the Premier League in the way anyone at the club will have hoped, and it will be interesting to see just what impact – if any – this has on Bielsa’ side over these last few games of the campaign.