Jean-Kevin Augustin has thanks Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani and director of football Victor Orta for bringing him into English football.

Leeds signed Augustin, 22, on loan from RB Leipzing in January but since heading to Elland Road, the former Paris Saint-Germain striker has made just three appearances with all of them coming as a substitute.

Augustin has struggled to get up to fitness and a hamstring injury in February set him back in his bedding in phase in Marcelo Bielsa’s squad.

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However the suspension of the season has offered Augustin more time to get himself up to Bielsa’s high fitness standards and it seems that he is raring to go once the football is back on.

Augustin has now revealed how it was a no-brainer to join Leeds in January, even though the move hasn’t gone as planned at the moment, and has sent a special message out to Orta and Radrizzani.

“Things happened really quickly after that. I’d also like to thank Victor (Orta) and Andrea (Radrizzani) for the interest and confidence they showed in me,” Augustin said, as quoted by LeedsLive.

“I didn’t have to think more than a second. I didn’t have to think for one minute about coming here.

“As soon as it was suggested I have a chance to come here and play at Leeds I decided straight away.”

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Augustin is someone who can have that star quality about him if Bielsa can get him playing more often than he was before the league ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Patrick Bamford has started almost every Championship match this season but the Leeds striker has frustrated fans at times due to his lack of killer instinct inside the penalty area.

We hope Augustin, if the season gets back underway, can bag the goals needed to see out this promotion bid.

In other Leeds United news, this Sky Sports pundit has said who Ben White will be playing for next season.  


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