The curious case of Jean-Kévin Augustin continues to run its course these days, far away from Elland Road, much to Marcelo Bielsa’s likely delight.
However, for the player, whom RB Leipzig still believe they are owed money for, things are going terribly.
A quick recap of the situation begins when the former Paris Saint-Germain player was loaned to Leeds United for the second half of last season with an alleged compulsory option to buy should the club be promoted.
While Marcelo Bielsa did indeed guide the club back to the Premier League, he did so in a delayed fashion due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and with Augustin hardly featuring, the Yorkshire side felt the clause had expired, thus not needing to pay it.
Unfortunately, RB Leipzig don’t see it that way, and they want their €21m, which they feel they’re rightly owed.
Since then, Augustin was released from RB Leipzig and moved to Nantes on a free, where he has managed a grand total of three appearances under three different managers (and one interim), failing to convince any of them.
That will also be the last we see of him this season, as Ouest-France are reporting that newly appointed Antoine Kombouaré has taken the decision to dump three players in the reserves, including the former Leeds loanee.
The other two are Thomas Basila, whose contract ends in June, and another forward, Bridge Ndilu.
All three were told by Nantes, per the request of Kombouaré, to take their bags out of the first-team dressing room and instructed to finish the season in National 2 with the reserves.
Augustin is currently contracted with Nantes until 2022, although him lasting that long there seems highly unlikely now.