Quoted by MOT Leeds, Paul Robinson has suggested that Leeds United will be able to get out of signing Jean-Kevin Augustin this summer as the dispute over his future continues.
The striker joined Leeds on loan in January with a clause in the deal that the Whites would sign him permanently if they were promoted to the Premier League.
Seven months on, the Whites are nearly back in the top flight but Augustin’s loan has ended after a sorry spell at the club.
Clearly, the Whites do not want to keep him but Red Bull Leipzig are insisting that the obligation remains and now it looks as though some legal wrangling is going to be needed.
For former goalkeeper Robinson, though, it’s a case that Leeds should be able to get out of.
“I don’t think we’ll see Jean-Kevin Augustin again.
“It could end up being a very expensive mistake but I think they’ll be okay by the sounds of it.
“You’re not going to sign a player who doesn’t want to come to you. If the player turns around and doesn’t want to go to a club then you can’t force him.
“There are enough loopholes that will get Leeds out of signing a player who they don’t want to sign anymore.”
Augustin is a good footballer but he did not show it at all at Leeds and his fitness issues were a massive problem.
There is no way that Leeds would be sensible in paying the kind of money being spoken about to sign him and they need to try and get out of it as best they can.
Robinson thinks they will, and fans will hope that he is right.