A few Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after FocusOnLeeds shared an assessment of Jean-Kevin Augustin’s first appearances since his January transfer.
Augustin moved to Elland Road toward the end of the winter market, with Director of Football Victor Orta agreeing a €2million (£1.6m) package with RB Leipzig that features a €21m (£17.4m) obligation to buy dependent on promotion.
The French forward is yet to directly contribute to our bid for Premier League football, though, as boss Marcelo Bielsa has only been able to call on the 22-year-old to make three Championship outings.
All of Augustin’s appearances thus far have come from the bench totalling 48 minutes of football, in which he did not score or assist a single goal.
But FocusOnLeeds have noted that Augustin has displayed moments in those minutes to suggest he ‘will be a hit’ in West Yorkshire, as the Paris Saint-Germain product has shown ‘very good’ pieces of movement.
Should Augustin start vs Reading on Saturday?
No, from the bench
During his debut against Nottingham Forest, Augustin was willing to come short to receive the ball in space before playing it on to Helder Costa, and opted to wait on the edge of the box rather than rush into a crowded penalty area.
Next time out against Brentford, Augustin found himself between the host’s right-back and centre-half on the edge of the area and was in the ideal position to receive a better cross.
His movement on the edge of the area remained prevalent against Bristol City last weekend, when the 5 ft 9 forward used his runs to good effect to open space for himself and for his teammates.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to FocusOnLeeds’ assessment of Augustin, focusing on the Frenchman’s movement during his first appearances for the club…
I agree and love the positive comments. https://t.co/CeLZtplaRu
— Eamonn Spelman (@stalkyturnip) February 18, 2020
Good read mate and positive signs from JKA, but I wonder how they compare to the types of movements Bamford uses? Because creating chances were rarely the issue it was simply the finishing of them
— Liam (@MarshallCB5) February 18, 2020
One thing I did notice on Saturday is how he plays more central than Paddy. Paddy likes to go to the right come in on his left doesn’t he.
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) February 18, 2020
Spot on, all of this. You can see he’s a good player, he’s just slightly off the pace at the moment.
It’ll come, hopefully just in time for the crunch games in the run in.
— Phil Harrison (@MrPMHarrison) February 19, 2020
Great thread ……. agreed he is going to be a very good Prem striker for us but we will need to adjust how we play a little to get the best out of him ….. little more through the middle
— 1919 (@AllLeeds______) February 19, 2020
Bristol game game he kept pointing for the ball to be played through/over but we played it wide everytime. We are obsessed with going wide. Then when we do cross it goes nowhere
— Aaron Taylor (@AzzaLufc) February 19, 2020
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