Leeds United are said to be signing Red Bull Leipzig’s young striker Jean-Kevin Augustin who has reportedly been permitted to cut short his loan at AS Monaco to become a White.
Leeds have been in the market for a striker since Eddie Nketiah returned to Arsenal after the Gunners cut short his stay at the club over concerns about a lack of playing time. Marcelo Bielsa was very clear that the West Yorkshire club needed a replacement for Nketiah and the hunt began for one.
It has been a hunt that has seen some heavyweight domestic names thrown up that the Whites were reportedly considering. Players such as Che Adams, Andre Gray, and Jarrod Bowen have been linked with reports stating that an arrival would be on the now ubiquitous ‘loan-to-buy’ format of a deal.
However, the news that United are in for Augustin means that domestic names are off the agenda as the Whites navigate the choppy waters of the EFL’s Financial Fair Play regulations. Yet, in landing the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster, Leeds United will have more than fair recompense for missing out on any domestic target.
With fans falling over themselves in a mad scramble to watch YouTube highlights and clips of the youngster in action, there has been a sense of building excitement that the West Yorkshire club are going to end their transfer business with nearly a week to spare.
Watching YouTube clips and hoping beyond hope for an early finish to the transfer window isn’t the only way that Leeds United fans have responded to the advancement of news that Augustin’s transfer could be a reality. Dusting off their detective skills, some Whites fans have gone all CSI Leeds on Twitter what with tracking planes and such.
Here’s a selection of the detective work being done by Leeds United fans as news of a possible deal for Jean-Kevin Augustin percolates.
Leeds United fans turn into air traffic control over Augustin rumour
Right so Monaco Helipad taxi people to Nice Airport so I’ve changed departure alerts , Also found a possible Plane , No flight log details yet so I’m tracking it @TheSquareBall #LUFC #STRIKERWATCH !!!! pic.twitter.com/Hdt0KgIh1P
— Roller Polar Bear (@polar1980bear) January 25, 2020
— Pyros for Tyro (@SexyPhilHay) January 25, 2020
— Luke (@LukeFazz24_) January 25, 2020
— beth (@bethmooring1) January 25, 2020
Our base are now keeping tabs on any private jet leaving France 😂😂😂😂 #LUFC
— 👑 Oli WΔlker 💙💛 – Yorkshire Not English (@LUFC__Oli) January 25, 2020
— Rob (@roblufc_) January 25, 2020
— Marcus💙💛 (@coostos) January 25, 2020