Leeds United will have to pay €21m to sign RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kévin Augustin should they secure promotion to the Premier League.
Augustin spent the second half of this season on loan at Elland Road after signing at the end of the January transfer window.
Leeds had hoped he would add some much-needed firepower to their side as they looked to secure a return to the Premier League.
His move turned out to be a disastrous one, though, as he managed just three appearances and 48 minutes – with no goals or assists – in the Championship.
Indeed, the move turned out to be such a poor one that Leeds elected not to extend his loan deal beyond the summer when FIFA ruled players could stay at their loaned clubs until the end of their respective seasons.
However, reports have since emerged Augustin will be making a swift return to Leeds shortly with it claimed that they will have to pay a fee to turn his deal permanent should they go up.
Bild assert that is the case today, stating that there is a €21m clause in his loan deal that Leeds will be forced to pay when they secure promotion.
They state that Leeds ‘will have to buy’ Augustin, with RB Leipzig eyeing up the money to boost their own transfer budget.
They’re keen on rebuilding their own squad this summer after losing Timo Werner and selling the Frenchman would give them funds, and a space in the squad, to sign Patrik Schick from Roma once again.
Previous reports in Germany have stated RB Leipzig will take legal action if Leeds United try and pull out of the deal, and now it seems it’s just a matter of them confirming their expected promotion.