Tuesday (today) is the deadline for Leeds United to secure short-term extensions for the loan players at Elland Road.
Illan Meslier, Ben White, Helder Costa and Jack Harrison have already committed their short term future to the Whites and will remain in West Yorkshire until the end of the season.
Most eyes will be on the game against Luton Town on Tuesday, but many will know that today is crucial for the future of Jean-Kevin Augustin.
The Frenchman is currently nursing his second injury since he arrived in January, and has only completed 49 minutes of action in the Championship.
RB Leipzig believe the Whites are committed to signing Augustin if they reach the Premier League, but that could all soon change.
The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has relayed an update on his future, claiming he very much doubts he will be a Leeds player past June.
“Not sure if we’ll get anything official but I very much doubt they’ll extend his loan,” he wrote on his personal Twitter account.
not sure if we'll get anything official but I very much doubt they'll extend his loan.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) June 30, 2020
Our MOT Leeds News pundit, Paul Robinson told us last week that he believes the Whites are “certainly not going to sign him” after this latest update.
It would be hard to build a case for the signing of the French striker, who has been a mystery ever since he arrived at Elland Road.
From his debut with the under-23s to his three cameo performances against Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City, Augustin looked far too overweight to suit Marcelo Bielsa’s system.
The enforced break saw him really knuckle down and lose that weight, giving him the perfect opportunity to impress before he picked up yet another injury.
It would be a surprise to see his loan extended, but with only Patrick Bamford and Tyler Roberts at the club, it could be a good insurance policy.