Manchester United ‘FAILED with a late bid to sign Jean-Kevin Augustin this month’ … with Leeds winning the race for his signature because United came to negotiations ‘too disorganized’
James Dutton For Mailonline Published: : (EST,) Janua ry :
failed with an th-hour bid for Jean-Kevin Augustin because they weren’t organized enough.
Leeds completed a loan move for the 22 – year-old on Monday, but United attempted to hijack the deal on Sunday.
However their bid was too late in the day, with the RB Leipzig striker already on his way to Elland Road for a medical, according to (The Athletic .) Leeds announced the loan of Jean-Kevin Augustin until the end of the season on Monday
Augustin joined Monaco on loan at the start of the term, going on to play times for the club
The deal with Leeds was already at an advanced stage and they had shown a proactive stance, while United had been too reactive.
It is thought that Marcelo Bielsa was key in sealing the deal because Augustin shares an agent with Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy, and they already have a relationship with the Leeds boss. Crystal Palace, Brighton and Newcastle have also been linked with the forward.
United’s failure to land Augustin is a further blow for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in his pursuit of attacking depth.Manchester United made a failed bid at the 19 th hour to bring Augustin on Sunday
Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate for further attacking depth at Old Trafford
They are still without Marcus Rashford, who faces a further six weeks out due to a double stress fracture in his back.
The England international has been enjoying the most productive season of his career with 31 goals in total. It leaves United with just Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood as fit center-forwards.
United are without striker Marcus Rashford, who has a double stress fracture in his back