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Paul Robinson has said that it would be “a disaster” if Leeds were forced to sign Jean-Kevin Augustin.
The striker is now back at RB Leipzig after Leeds decided not to extend his loan.
Augustin didn’t start a game and has only played 48 minutes in a Leeds shirt.
However, there’s an £18m obligation to sign him in place which is triggered if Leeds get promoted.
According to German outlet Kicker, Leeds are going to try and get out of this with RB Leipzig threatening legal action if that happens.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “We don’t know the ins and outs of the deal but it could potentially get very messy. It could be a disastrous deal if Leeds are forced to sign him.”
However, Robinson thinks that there is an out for Leeds.
“If Augustin doesn’t want to come then that would scupper the deal. That could make things very easy for Leeds,” Robinson added.
“But it will be hugely disappointing if they have to sign him and spend £18m on a player who hasn’t played and has a questionable attitude.
“He’s an undoubted talent but his track record off the field… that’s two loans that have been pulled on him now. Thre’s something that’s not right there and I think it would be a disaster if Leeds have to sign him.
“I can’t see how it’s going to happen, though. How can you force a transfer through to a club who doesn’t want a player?”
There was a huge amount of excitement at Leeds when Augustin signed but that quickly turned to disappointment.
Augustin seemingly had a second chance to prove himself after the season was suspended but he picked up yet another injury and left the club with his reputation taking another knock.
We can’t see a future for him at Elland Road.
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