It looks unlikely that Jean-Kevin Augustin will play for Leeds United again, according to The Athletic.
This comes after reliable Journalist Phil Hay reportedly spoke to sources who confirmed that the player has “no expectation of playing for Leeds again,”
“Sources close to Augustin have told The Athletic that after 48 minutes in a Leeds shirt and a struggle to cope with Bielsa’s training, his career here is over,” Hay wrote.
“He has no expectation of playing for the club again and does not think Bielsa has any intention of persisting with him.”
The 23-year-old joined the Yorkshire giants in January and went on to make three Championship appearances for the club.
He was expected to help add potency to Leeds attack as they look to secure promotion to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
With Eddie Nketiah having re-joined Arsenal in January and Patrick Bamford not being a prolific goal-scorer, the Whites needed someone up front who could bolster their goals tally.
Augustin’s loan deal was set to run until the end of the season and reportedly included an option to join Leeds permanently for £17.7 million.
Augustin was not impressive during the brief game-time that he had for Leeds and signing him was a mistake by the club.
There was hope that the former France U21 international could be a success at Elland Road.
In addition to Leipzig, he has donned the jersey of Monaco on loan and Paris Saint-Germain. None of those spells were impressive but the consensus around the youngster is that he has a lot of potential and can succeed in the right environment and under good guidance.
Leeds not opting to sign Augustin was a good call.
They need a new striker at the end of the season and should probably invest it in someone who has experience in English football.