I mean, it’s certainly something out of the blue it has to be said.
And at least they’re willing to look far and wide to try and find their man, rather than just insisting on Che Adams and hoping for the best. Although this deal probably has enough hurdles to climb over in order to get done that I wouldn’t exactly hold my breath that it’ll even happen.
According to a report from The Athletic, Leeds United are interested in bringing in AS Monaco forward Jean-Kevin Augustin. The 22-year-old is currently on loan at the Ligue 1 side from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig, and the report states that Marcelo Bielsa’s men will chase the Frenchman if Monaco cut his loan deal short before next Friday’s deadline.
So how did Leeds United fans react when they heard the news?
Well, to say they were underwhelmed would be an understatement, with many questioning his career record and whether or not that would be enough to fire Leeds to the Premier League, whilst others seemed concerned by his contract situation.
Sounds like an insanely complicated deal to do… we sure know how to pick them Phil
— Joe Atherton (@joetmatherton) January 24, 2020
So another striker who isn’t available unless his current loan club decide they’re happy to send him back to his parent club so we can get him … oh please, just find a striker that is AVAILABLE!!! #lufc
— Brighterbeat (@EastStandL29) January 24, 2020
My heart is ready to be broken!!!!!
— DG (@_Dansson) January 24, 2020
Sounds negative but he’s not a goal scorer🤷♂️🤷♂️ not scored once this season
— Finn Donovan (@finndonovan7) January 24, 2020
Whoooooooooo? I mean yeah, yeah, this is the man we need (quickly googles his name)…..quality player, I said all along this is our guy…!
— …………!! (@AndyBulleyment) January 24, 2020
Averages 1 in 7, doesn’t know the league, and has barely played all season….not for me thanks. Fifa isn’t real life unfortunately!
— Rambo-84-LUFC (@BlatherwickRhys) January 24, 2020
72 career appearances, 14 goals 😬. Not sure he is the prolific scorer we are looking for
— Carl Murphy (@CarlM1979) January 24, 2020
This lad may be decent but a big risk when hes never played in english football , let alone the championship.
If he comes ok but would like to see a proven scorer in english league first
— helicopter squad (@helicoptersqua1) January 24, 2020
Would you be in favour of a move for Augustin?
Good thing he’s only a backup, imagine what the reaction would be if he was their number one choice?