Many Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media, after LUFC Data shared a graphic highlighting where Jean-Kevin Augustin is most effective.
Our deal for Augustin also includes an option to buy in the summer, which is reportedly worth around £15million.
What those funds will add to Marcelo Bielsa’s ranks is a striker who has scored 23 times in professional football, between spells with Paris Saint-Germain, Leipzig and AS Monaco.
He only managed to score once in 13 outings for Les Monegasques before seeing his one-season loan spell cut short in order to facilitate a transfer to Leeds, though Augustin’s arrival in West Yorkshire has excited some of the fanbase.
Parts of the Elland Road faithful have been sharing their excitement on social media after LUFC Data offered a graphic highlighting where Augustin is most effective in front of the goal, with only six of his 23 strikes coming from outside of the penalty area.
How many goals do you expect Augustin to score this season?
One to three
Four to Six
Twenty of his 23 career efforts have also been scored with his right boot, and his 14 strikes across the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 have come from an expected goals of 13.02, per Wyscout cited by LUFC Data.
Augustin may be expected to maintain a record of converting chances such as his current rate now that he has joined Bielsa’s ranks, as LUFC Data adds that United have the highest expected goals in the Championship at 52.0, have created the most chances with 343 and created the most big chances with 55.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to LUFC Data’s post…
Yes very good stats but can he hold the ball up like Bamford after all that’s what matters 🙄🙄
— Dean Lloyd (@DeanLlo07690900) January 27, 2020
Genuinely excited by how he fits into our system unlike Nketiah. Hope he lives up to the expectations that we’ve put on his shoulders.
— Alex (@AJG8701) January 27, 2020
We know Bielsa has dissected his every attribute as well. Very excited about this signing!
— Lewy Pearce (@LewyPearce) January 27, 2020
We get balls into those areas so often he’s gonna have a field day if he can just finish..
— Triphazard (@TrevorErasmus2) January 27, 2020
— James Pearson (@JamesPearson25) January 27, 2020
Should have kept Nketiah he can score goals
— Andy Oddy (@oddy_andy) January 27, 2020
This is great as chances we create seem to so often fall on Bamford’s, weaker, right foot.
— Benny Gordon (@BennyGordon89) January 27, 2020
Will carry us to the Premier League o his shoulders
— Jim Petropoulos (@jim_petrop32) January 28, 2020
Our goals from corners not likely to increase then 😅
— Scott Hardcastle (@fishy_joes) January 27, 2020
In other Leeds United news, Bielsa’s pre-Millwall update has proven to be of great concern to a lot of the fanbase.