Leeds 'ordered to pay ex-player who featured just three times £24.5MILLION after being found to have breached contract' | The Sun

LEEDS are reportedly being forced to pay ex-player Jean-Kevin Augustin £24.5million after they were found to have breached his contract.

The forward, 25, joined the club in the Championship in January 2020 on loan from RB Leipzig.

But he made just three appearances for Marcelo Bielsa's men, totalling 48 minutes.

He left at the end of his short-term loan and ended up signing for Nantes.

Now, three years on, he is playing for Basel, and his dispute with Leeds has finally resulted in a decision.

According to The Athletic, Fifa’s Dispute Resolution Chamber found the case "partially in his favour".


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Leeds' breach of Augustin's contract is set to see them pay him five years worth of an £80,000-a-week deal.

A statement from the club read: "The club cannot comment on an ongoing legal matter."

In December, Leeds reached an "amicable resolution" with RB Leipzig as they came to a £15.5m settlement following a dispute around Augustin.

It was a negotiated figure from the £18m fee Leipzig wanted – the sum Leeds would have had to pay had they made his loan a permanent transfer.

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They were obligated to make the payment if they were promoted in the 2019/20 season.

And Leeds reached the Premier League at the end of the campaign as they returned to the top flight for the first time in 16 years.

A Fifa hearing in June 2021 upheld Leipzig's claim called the "Challenged Decision" and ordered Leeds to make a first payment of £5.85m.

The Premier League side then lost their appeal in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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