Man Utd failed to hijack Jean-Kevin Augustin's move at the 11th hour
30 Jan 2020 08:39 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Thursday 30th January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Manchester United tried to hijack the Jean-Kevin Augustin at the 11th hour - and failed
According to Phil Hay, Manchester United tried to hijack the Jean-Kevin Augustin at the 11th hour, but were unsuccessful.
Senior delegates from Old Trafford spent most of Sunday trying to convince the 22 year old to join the Red of Lancashire. Fortunately for Leeds, a lack of organisation from the Reds hierarchy along with the lateness of the approach led Augustin to complete his medical at Thorp Arch 24 hours later.
You'll all recall how this time last year we were screwed over by Swansea regarding Daniel James. Obviously, he went on to join to join the Red side of Manchester, and become one of their stand out players of the season. Perhaps Solskjaer only wanted Augustin because Bielsa wanted him?
Odds narrow further on Leeds promotion
Following Bielsa's recent signings and their win midweek over Millwall, bookies have slashed their odds even further on seeing the Whites promoted to the Premiership.
Today, if you placed £100 on seeing Bielsa's team reach the Promised land, you would win just over £7.
Which other two teams besides Leeds of course would you like to see go up?
Robbo - The way the players salaries are structured is unsustainable
Following Leeds win over South London rivals Millwall midweek, former Leeds and England Keeper Paul Robinson has been speaking to Sky Sports about their promotion push. The 40yo who picked up 41 caps for his Country believes this season is make or break for Bielsa's side.
There has been a bit of unrest and nervousness around Elland Road because Leeds have to go up this season. This is the season that club is geared to go up,"
The expectations at that club are phenomenal. The away support that Leeds take to games is immense and with that comes expectation. The price of getting out the Championship is huge.
They have to go up this year because the way the players' salaries are structured, the manager's salaries are structured it is unsustainable to maintain that as it is if they don't go up this year.
Robbo's comments come after Leeds Managing Director Angus Kinnear revealed in Tuesday's program notes that Radrizzani pays £1m each month towards Leeds wage bill.