Paul Robinson says someone at Leeds United needs to be held responsible for the Jean Kevin Augustin saga.
In April this year, FIFA ordered Leeds to pay £24.5million after they were found to be in breach of Augustin’s contract by FIFA’s Dispute Resolution Chamber. Robinson believes one of the club’s officials need be held accountable for the saga.
As it stands, Leeds could end up having to pay just over £40million in total for a player who barely featured for the club. The club have appealed FIFA’s verdict on the payment.
Robinson believes it is outrageous and a huge issue that needs to be dealt with:
“Somebody has to be held accountable for it. You look at the amount of money that goes into a deal like that,” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.
“Leed aren’t the most affluent club in the Premier League, in fact, they’re in the bottom six for wages, budgets, transfer etc.
“When you go wasting that kind of money on a player who wasn’t fit enough, somebody has to be held accountable.”
Augustin played for Nantes before moving to Basel in Switzerland, where he has scored five goals this season.