Leeds United announce stunning capture of RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin

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Leeds United unveil Jean-Kevin Augustin

Leeds United have unveiled the signature of RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin on loan until the end of the season with an option to buy.

The 22-year-old forward was unveiled to the media on Monday lunchtime having completed his medical at Thorp Arch earlier in the day.

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Augustin joins the Whites from his Bundesliga owners having cut short his loan deal with Ligue 1 side Monaco to link up with Marcelo Bielsa's outfit in West Yorkshire.

Leeds United's newest recruit Jean-Kevin Augustin. (PIC: LUFC)Leeds United's newest recruit Jean-Kevin Augustin. (PIC: LUFC)
Leeds United's newest recruit Jean-Kevin Augustin. (PIC: LUFC) | jpimedia

The highly-rated front man has brought to an end a month-long search for a striker at Elland Road and is seen as a stunning coup for the Whites with the former France Under-21s starlet one of the most promising talents in Europe.

Augustin made the move to Germany in 2017 from French giants Paris Saint-Germain in a deal worth £11m and put pen to paper on a five-year deal.

This season he has started two of Monaco’s 16 league games but failed to open his Ligue 1 account for Robert Moreno’s side.

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He was on target eight times last season for RB Leipzig and grabbed a Europa League goal against Celtic in the group stages of the competition.

It was in the 2017/18 season that he really showcased his talent on the ball, racking up impressive statistics for successful dribbles and passes, as well as contributing significantly to RB Leipzig’s defensive work.

Augustin is now expected to be available for selection but may be left out by Bielsa on Tuesday against Millwall in LS11.