It’s not every day we hear in the news that a young promising player has turned down Manchester United for Leeds United. This certainly was the case with RB Leipzig forward Jean-Kévin Augustin.
After a 3-2 win over Millwall, the new loan signing was spotted with Manchester City star Benjamin Mendy at Elland Road.
Reports suggest that Benjamin Mendy had a role to play in the loan move of Augustin to Leeds rather than Manchester United.
It doesn’t come as a surprise that Mendy would influence such a deal because of his past experiences with Marcelo Bielsa and the fact that both the players have the same agent.
The 64-year-old Argentine is said to have a great influence on Mendy’s development during his career at Marseille.
This certainly comes as another blow to Manchester United and Ole Gunnar Solskjær who are currently struggling to reach their top-four vision as well as unable to sign players in the January transfer window.
Some would say Augustin is too good to play in the Championship, being a player who at the age of 22 already has some European football experience in his CV.
But the player has mentioned himself, working with Leeds’ head coach Marcelo Bielsa was a big factor in his decision to sign for the club.
After a short dip in form in for his previous club Monaco, where he was on a loan deal and managed to score just a single goal, the Frenchman had been linked with a few clubs looking for his service before Leeds United came calling.