Finance Expert reacts to Leeds United news on Jean-Kevin Augustin as payments may change
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Dan Plumley has insisted that there will never likely be the chance to see the details of the settlement between RB Leipzig and Leeds United for Jean-Kevin Augustin.
The Finance Expert admitted that it was a roll of the dice that did not work for the Whites, who will now likely pay the £18million fee over many instalments.
It comes after the saga finally came to an end with Leeds confirming that an “amicable settlement” had been reached after years of court cases over the Frenchman.
“I’ve not seen any details of what that settlement is and I don’t think we will,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.
“If you’re using phrases like that, we’ll never see the full breakdown, but looking at that, there are only one or two things that could happen. One is that they’ve come down on the fee, I would suggest that is more unlikely.
“What is more likely is that the instalments are either smaller or have been extended rather than short ones with bigger hits. Those are the only two things, speculating slightly and reading between the lines, they’re probably the only two things can happen now and I’d suggest the instalment thing is more likely than the reduced fee.
“The roll of the dice in the transfer market that doesn’t pay off.”
Although a huge kick in the teeth, Andrea Radrizzani and the 49ers Enterprises will likely have planned for this outcome, leaving money aside for the worst outcome.
That also means it shouldn’t effect any transfer business next month and beyond, especially if the instalments are to be believed at this moment in time.
All eyes will remain on this one.