Reliable journalist Phil Hay has stated that despite Leeds having the option to buy striker Jean-Kevin Augustin if they get promoted, the deal “isn’t done and dusted”.
He also quoted that he doesn’t know what would happen if Augustin decides he didn’t wanted to join the Yorkshire club.
The striker is currently on loan until the end of the season but hasn’t started for Leeds yet and is currently injured.
Speaking on the latest episode of the Phil Hay Show , “It’s an obligation if they go up, an option if they don’t. As it’s £18m or £19m you can forget the deal if they don’t go up.
“If they go up they’re obligated. What I’m not sure about is where the player comes in. When he came he knew the obligation was there but if he’s hardly played at the end of the season, if he was to feel he hasn’t settled or wasn’t really sure about English football… I don’t know how an obligation is affected by a player essentially saying, ‘I know this is supposed to happen but I really don’t want to go’.
“As far as I’m aware his contract isn’t done and dusted and certainly not signed off by the EFL in the way that Costa’s has been. That is completely finalised and will go ahead no matter what.”
With the EFL Championship currently been put off until April 3rd at a minimum, there is now genuine chance that Leeds’ promotion hopes will be affected by the Coronavirus.