Leeds United will pay the full sum of €21m, plus €340,000 in interest, to RB Liepzig for Jean-Kevin Augustin.
According to BILD, after RB Liepzig and Leeds United settled their two-year transfer dispute, the two clubs have agreed to details of payment. Leeds will pay the full €21M plus interest for Augustin, but Liepzig have ‘made concessions’ over how the payment will be made.
Leeds owed Leipzig €21m following Augustin’s loan deal in 2020, due to a clause inserted for Leeds to sign him on a permanent basis if they were promoted to the Premier League that year. Due to Covid pandemic, the league went on a break. Leeds argued that because of the break, the clause for Augustin was invalid due date set for the clause to be activated. The case was taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, who ruled in Leipzig’s favour a month ago.
BILD’s information reveals that Liepzig will demand the full transfer fee plus interest, however, the club will ‘accommodate’ the payment. The report says the German club will allow Leeds to pay the fee over instalments rather than all at once.
Both sides can finally move on from this issue which has been dragging on for almost three years.