Cantwells agent using Leeds to drum up support.
07 Oct 2020 07:50 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Wednesday 7th October, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Cantwell's agent using Leeds to drum up interest in his client
Ex Leeds and England forward Noel Whelan has rubbished reports that Leeds are desperate to sign Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell. Instead, Whelan is blaming the 22yo's agent for trying to drum up interest in his client.
From what I have heard, was it Cantwell's agent that was pushing that one? That is what I’ve been hearing on the grapevine. Leeds might be interested in him, but they weren’t desperate for him. It’s more his agent pushing that one. If he did come to Leeds we’d be getting a very good young player and we know Marcelo Bielsa likes that. But it obviously wasn’t his first port of call. "There were other irons in the fire that he was looking at.
Leipzig still want their €21m for Augustin
Jean Kevin Augustin joining Nantes has not calmed the waters between Leipzig and Leeds Utd. The (then) 22 year old hit man only managed 50 minutes of game time during his short tenure at Elland Road due to a series of injuries and lack of fitness. Augustin was given free player status this week by Leipzig, and the former PSG star was instantly snapped up by the French outfit.
According to Florian Scholz, the Commercial Manager of RB Leipzig, they still want the money as the contract applies & that he is no longer a Leipzig player. The German outfit want €21m because of the promotion, but Leeds will claim the agreement expired on June 30. Florian Scholz was further quoted as saying “Jean-Kevin Augustin has not been a player at RB Leipzig since the rise of Leeds United.
If that is the case, who gave Augustin a free player status? Surely, if it went to Court, and Leeds lost, it would mean they'd have to have Augustin back so they could sell him! That will be difficult after Leipzig have given him away.
How would you rate Leeds Summer transfer activity?
How pleased are you with the signings Leeds have made over the Summer? Did you expect the Whites to splash out as much as they did? Were you surprised at any of the signings?