Loaned with obligation to purchase by Leipzig between January and June 2020, Jean-Kévin Augustin (25) did not leave an imperishable memory on the side of Leeds. Still, the striker was expected to be bought after Leeds’ promotion to the Premier League. Despite their accession to the elite, the Peacocks had not wanted to pay the amount of the compensation provided for his transfer, believing that he had not participated in the promotion of the club.
This Friday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, however, ruled in favor of the German team and Leeds will therefore indeed have to pay the first scheduled payment, namely 7 million euros. Except surprise, the two other payments (of the same amount) will be the subject of other procedures before the CAS. In a press release, Leeds, for its part, said “surprised and disappointed” of this verdict and will consider his options for an immediate appeal. The RBL, for its part, was logically delighted with the decision taken, as evidenced by its press release.
Transfer sum for Jean-Kévin Augustin: CAS weist Berufung von Leeds United ab
Leeds United ist demnach verpflichtet, die eingeklagte Transfersumme an RB Leipzig zu zahlen.
Der Ausgang des Verfahrens ist amit vollumfänglich im Sinne von RB Leipzig.
— RB Leipzig (@RBLeipzig) November 4, 2022