Leeds fans react to latest update on Jean-Kevin Augustin saga

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Leeds United have suffered a big blow today as RB Leipzig have had their case against them upheld by FIFA, according to German publication Bild

Leipzig have now gone on record with the FIFA verdict.

Leeds can appeal, take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and drag the process out for several more months.

Leipzig hope to receive a fee in the region of €21 million from the Whites because they claim Marcelo Bielsa’s side secured promotion with Augustin on their books.

Leeds signed Augustin back in January 2020 on loan until the end of the season.

The loan had an obligation for the Whites to buy the player if they secured promotion to the Premier League.

The dispute is centred on dates on the paperwork. Leipzig claim that irrespective of the dates, Leeds should pay for the striker, as they clinched promotion.

Leeds argue that the deal had ended on June 30, three weeks before their promotion to the Premier League was confirmed.

It is a complicated situation. Leeds are yet to put out a statement. The club can appeal but, as it stands, they have to pay the full amount to Leipzig for the striker who barely featured for them.

This is how some Leeds fans reacted on Twitter:

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