Leeds United tipped for good news as hunt for mis-firing striker heats up

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Jean-Kevin Augustin's future with Leeds United is very much up in the air.

The striker arrived on loan from RB Leipzig in the January transfer window and was tipped to make a big impression at Elland Road.

However the 23-year-old has been limited to just three cameo appearances since moving to West Yorkshire.

The club have announced that Augustin's loan spell would not be extended to the end of the season, casting doubt over the permanent deal that was placed into the agreement.

The Athletic have confirmed that the striker is obliged to sign for the club permanently this summer, however according to former goalkeeper Paul Robinson, the Whites are unlikely to see Augustin back at Elland Road.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, he said: "I don’t think we’ll see Jean-Kevin Augustin again.

“It could end up being a very expensive mistake but I think they’ll be okay by the sounds of it.

“You’re not going to sign a player who doesn’t want to come to you. If the player turns around and doesn’t want to go to a club then you can’t force him.

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“There are enough loopholes that will get Leeds out of signing a player who they don’t want to sign anymore.

“Augustin is an undoubted talent but it hasn’t worked out and his body just couldn’t take the intensive Bielsa regime.”

GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

Jean-Kevin Augustin has been a huge disappointment for Leeds United.

Three appearances for a player who was so highly-rated is hugely disappointing, particularly given the role that he could have played.

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Augustin just hasn't been fit and that's been a big problem.

If the Whites had their way, they would send the striker back to RB Leipzig this summer and never look back, but with a mandatory purchase all-but agreed it seems that this could be tricky.

What the future holds for the 23-year-old remains to be seen, but he faces a long road back if he's to prove himself at Elland Road.

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