​Leeds United's deal with RB Leipzig to sign striker Jean-Kevin Augustin on an initial loan will cost a total of £2.5m, which includes an up-front fee of £1.7m. 


The Frenchman had spent half the season on loan at Monaco, but returned to his parent club after an unsuccessful stint in which he failed to register a goal. He managed to make just 10 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco, but most of them were cameos from the bench.


As a result, Leeds offered to take Augustin on loan for the rest of the season, which could become permanent if they're promoted.

Jean-Kevin Augustin

According to ​Football Insider, the ​Championship table-toppers will pay his full salary of £35,000-a-week, while also paying a loan fee £1.7m. As a result, the total fee will come to £2.5m.


As part of the deal, ​Leeds will have to pay an extra £18m should they get promoted to the Premier League this season, and this is currently looking likely as they sit at the top of the Championship.


Augustin's record for Leipzig was a pretty decent one, with the striker bagging 20 goals in 67 appearances. However, he fell down the pecking order following the incredible form of Timo Werner.

Pre-Season Friendly"Red Bull Leipzig v Galatasaray SK"

Augustin's arrival came after Arsenal opted to recall Eddie Nketiah from his loan spell at Elland Road, due to mainly making appearances from the bench.


First choice striker Patrick Bamford offered more of a threat in the air and with his hold up play, but his efficiency in front of goal forced Leeds to look for a more prolific alternative in Augustin.


He became Leeds' third signing of the January transfer window after goalkeeper Elia Caprile and attacking midfielder Ian Poveda, and Leeds fans will now be hoping that they can hit the ground running as they look to return to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years.