By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

14th May, 2023 | 8:10am

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United

Paul Robinson has claimed there needs to be an investigation at Leeds United after the club were ordered to pay Jean-Kévin Augustin £24.5million.

The Daily Mail revealed on 10 April that Leeds were found to be in breach of Augustin’s contract by FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber.

Robinson believes the move was a “desperation” signing from former sporting director Victor Orta.

“It just sums Leeds up I think, it was a bad deal from the start. A desperation signing,” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“They paid over the odds for him, it was a very bad deal. Victor Orta will be quick to throw Raphinha and Bielsa at you, but then you look at this deal and a lot of the other players, there are a lot of question marks about it.

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“There has to be an investigation as to how this deal came about and how it was sanctioned for a player who wasn’t match fit. He wasn’t ready to play.

“The whole thing was a disaster from start to finish.”

Augustin, 25, currently plays his football in Switzerland for Basel and has scored five goals and registered one assist during the 2022/23 season. The Frenchman was previously playing for Nante but only made eleven appearances for the Ligue 1 side.

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