These Leeds United fans discuss Jean-Kevin Augustin joining the Peacocks despite Manchester United interest.
According to The Athletic, Leeds United secured Jean-Kevin Augustin on loan despite ‘last-minute pleas’ coming from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United during the recruitment process. This was later shared on Twitter via Phil Hay.
Augustin is yet to be capped by the French senior national side, despite playing for their U21s. However, if Marcelo Bielsa’s side can gain promotion to the Premier League this season and the Frenchman decides to stay, that could quickly change for the 22-year-old.
Here are some of the comments from the Leeds fans on Twitter:
“They were calling but he didn’t seem interested. His mind was made up.”
Sol Bamba is a friend of Jean-Kevin Augustin’s and has the same agent. He was in touch with them both on Sunday as Man Utd were trying to nick Augustin from under Leeds Utd’s nose:https://t.co/YNyfkgGY1C
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) January 29, 2020
Picking Leeds over that lot, he’s a hero already #lufc
— Andy Leatham (@leedswhiterose) January 29, 2020
Wouldn’t you think a top club like Manchester United would have a decent scouting system, without having to rely on us. Still buzzing from last night ?. #mot.
— Ken O’Brien (@obrien1457) January 29, 2020
#lufc basically Man UTD”s recruitment policy is if Leeds are interested we’ll have a pop ie. Daniel James what a joke club
— Dazza Millings (@Shoe_gazer) January 29, 2020
Hopefully he recognises the hero he could become at LUFC rather than chasing the money in the Premier League. Im not deluded enough to expect 15 years of loyalty but Leeds could springboard the lads career.
— Phil (@Phil51397828) January 29, 2020
Augustin played 67 matches for RB Leipzig, scoring 20 goals and getting an impressive eight assists from the forward positions (Transfermarkt).
And I’ll bet you’re bottom dollar that’s exactly what happened when the Daniel James transfer was stopped at the last minute….. ?… well done the Leeds board you played a blinder this time ??
— Chris howling (@chris_howling) January 29, 2020
Legend status applies already pic.twitter.com/c5ONcu1JlX
— DeanoLUFC (@DeanoLUFC2) January 29, 2020
Will Augustin stay with Leeds United?
What Do We Think?
It’ll be interesting to see how well Augustin can settle in at Leeds, with the Championship arguably being the lowest level of club football he’s played, which would leave you expecting the 22-year-old to run riot in England’s second division.