A relative success in his first season for RB Leipzig, Jean-Kévin Augustin found life a bit tougher last year at the German side, which led to him being loaned out to Monaco for the current campaign.
However, Islam Slimani’s great partnership with Wissam Ben Yedder under Leonardo Jardim blocked his chances of regular game time at the State Louis II, and with little chance of anything changing going forward, another option might be needed.
That’s where Nottingham Forest and Leeds United come in, as Foot Mercato in France report the Championship pair would like to sign the 22-year-old.
It’s simply stated both Marcelo Bielsa and Sabri Lamouchi would be ‘interested’ in acquiring the striker, and that’s about it when it comes to details.
They explain that Augustin is loaned to Monaco with an option to buy, but both the principality club and Leipzig would be open to him leaving if an ‘interesting offer’ was made.
As well as Nottingham Forest and Leeds, three Ligue 1 sides are also circling in Nice, Saint-Etienne and Rennes.
We’ll have to see who makes the first move and whether or not Augustin wants to try something new instead of staying in the comfort of his home country.