Leeds United set for £18.1m bill with CAS verdict expected in November for Jean-Kevin Augustin case
There is a “high probability” that Leeds will be hit with an £18m bill in the coming weeks with a CAS verdict in the Jean-Kevin Augustin case expected, say BILD.
Verbal hearings were heard from both Leeds and RB Leipzig back in March after the Whites lost the initial case and were ordered to pay the German side, after a dispute over the terms of the contract.
There was a €21m mandatory purchase clause in his loan contract should the club be promoted, which they were, but Leeds claim that it happened outside the terms of the contract after the season was postponed due to COVID.
Leipzig took the case to court and initially won, although Leeds since appealed it to the CAS for a new verdict.
Now BILD say (October 25) that after a long delay that is expected to come in November, and Leipzig are “eagerly anticipating” the ruling to be in their favour having taken legal advice and being told there is a “high probability of a positive verdict.”
Just pay it
Leeds are trying really hard to avoid paying this money and they have been for a long time, but it seems inevitable that they will be made to pay up.
Augustin has since moved on from RB Leipzig and played for Nantes for two years, and now represents Basel in Switzerland where he has scored twice in three league appearances.
But this case has been dragging on and Leeds would be far better to try and settle with Leipzig outside of court and get this whole thing over and done with.
We’re years down the line and it’s just a dark cloud hanging over the club. The club are just dragging it’s reputation through the mud and it’s possible that this will put clubs off dealing with us in the future.
If that can’t happen then this should finally come to an end next month and hopefully we can put it behind us and forget all about it.
In other Leeds news, Chris Sutton thinks Jesse Marsch is a “goner”, but blamed the fans for being “toxic”