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Legal Looms Between Leipzig and Leeds United


RB Leipzig are prepared to take their grievance to court after Leeds United refused to live up to their agreement over loanee Jean-Kevin Augustin. The French striker joined the club over the January transfer window with the intent to purchase should the EFL Championship side be promoted to the English Premier League. Over the weekend Leeds guaranteed their promotion, bringing this issue to a clash.

The issue lies with the fact that neither team wants Augustin on their team come next season. The 23-year-old joined Leipzig from Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 but had a difficult time making it into the first team. He has spent the last few seasons on loan with AS Monaco and Leeds. His efforts didn't impress their either and now both Leeds and Leipzig are arguing over why they shouldn't keep the player.

Leeds explains that the loan expired on July 1st, well before the team gained promotion. However, Leipzig sees that as a technicality considering the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the season. Would all have gone to plan, Leeds would have known their fate well before the July 1st deadline. Leipzig are set to take the issue to court according to BILD. What that means for Augustin in the meantime remains to be seen.

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