In all the excitement about incoming transfers, it’s been all too easy to forget about a potential problem on the horizon for Leeds United.

Forgotten man Jean-Kevin Augustin won’t feature at Leeds again after his disastrous loan spell but his name is set to feature in a lot of Leeds stories over the next week or two.

Now, RB Leipzig’s sporting director, Markus Krosche, has confirmed what a lot of Leeds fans were worried about – that his club will seek legal redress over the deal.

His statement was posted by BBC journalist Adam Pope on Wednesday.

Leeds had an obligation to make the Augustin deal permanent if they were promoted.

Leeds are now playing in the Premier League but are arguing that they weren’t promoted when Augustin’s deal ran out – because of the delay in the Championship over the Coronavirus outbreak.

With RB Leipzig seeking redress, Leeds could be facing a sizeable bill, although neither player nor Leeds see a future for the player at Elland Road.

RB Leipzig don’t want him either and it’s left the player in legal limbo for now.

We feel for him but hope that Leeds aren’t left to stump up the full amount.

Some fans are even more worried with one asking whether Leeds will get a transfer ban over it. That’s highly unlikely. Another says he thinks Leeds have acted pretty poorly over the whole deal.

One even wants Leeds to buy him and for Augustin to come back to Leeds to play – that’s even more unlikely than the remote possibility of getting a transfer ban.

We think a compromise solution will be worked out that suits all parties but it could yet cost Leeds more money.

Here are the best of the reactions to the Augustin situation…

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