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Leeds loanee speaks out on claims he was paralysed from hippy-crack

A Leeds loanee speaks out on claims from an individual on social media that he was left paralysed from an overdose of hippy-crack.

The rumour, which was sparked by a French journalist, did the rounds on Twitter, suggesting the striker was hospitalised, losing all use of his four limbs because he inhaled too much laughing gas.

But the 23-year-old did not see the funny side when he had no choice but to come out and shut down what was being said online.

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Jean-Kevin Augustin joined the Championship title winners in January on loan from RB Leipzig, however it was a spell that could end up turning into a lawsuit.

He wrote via his Twitter account: But what are you talking about? It’s okay … it’s nice to worry about it, but you have to review your information and sources.

You have to stop giving credibility to guys on Twitter that nobody knows and who have 0 info guys … everyone calls me in stress when everything is going well. Think before you invent such bullshit. ???

He then uploaded a short video, with his thumbs up to his followers, reassuring them that he is all good. It was captioned: “Bref bonne journée ?”

Augustin only made three substitute appearances under boss Marcelo Bielsa, after struggling to play with a hamstring injury.

He began his career with Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, scoring twice in 23 games, before moving to Bundesliga outfit Red Bull Leipzig in 2017, where he scored 12 goals in 42 matches.

Leeds are unlikely to pursue a permanent deal for the forward as they look to delve into the transfer market to bolster their squad ahead of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

The club have been linked with a huge amount of players already this summer, countless amounts in fact, with four or five new additions reported to being plotted to coming in at Elland Road.

However it’s the future of Augustin which could turn into the summer’s main transfer saga.

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Despite arriving on loan, reports have emerged, stating that Leeds are obliged to sign the player on a permanent deal for £18million, and of course, they aren’t prepared to pay so much where they could do with it on bringing in other stars.

Writing for The Athletic, Hay said in July: “They are still on the hook for Jean-Kevin Augustin, the French forward signed on loan from RB Leipzig in January.

“Augustin was due to sign permanently for around £18 million if Leeds won promotion but a combination of injuries and the player’s attitude put off Bielsa.

“That deal looks increasingly likely to end in a legal dispute as Leipzig push for the money they were promised and Leeds attempt to wriggle out of a transfer they no longer want to complete.”

RB Leipzig chief Markus Krosche commented on the ongoing dispute with Leeds regarding Augustin’s future.

“It is clear that the Coronavirus crisis cost us a lot of money as an association. Many companies are struggling with shrinking budgets, including us,” he told Sportbuzzer.

When asked when the Bundesliga side will receive payment for the striker, he added: “Better today then tomorrow. The legal situation is clear.

“Of course [it’s] not a nice one. I am so sorry for him. He is a great football player when he’s fit.”

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa broke his silence on Jean-Kevin Augustin’s failed loan stint.

His notes read: “Bielsa said they weighed up the Augustin situation once his loan had ended and felt it was more convenient to send him back to Leipzig than keep him here.”

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Former Leeds keeper Paul Robinson has slammed Augustin, saying to MOT Leeds News back in March: “His career has been stop-start for a long time. He went to RB Leipzig and they framed him out on loan to Monaco.

“He’s got a lot to prove and I’d say that between now and the end of the season he’s on trial for his career at Leeds.

“Should Leeds sign him on a permanent deal? It depends what league we’re in and how fit he gets himself between now and the end of the season.”

Fans took to give their reaction as the Leeds loanee speaks out on claims he was paralysed from hippy-crack, but also on the saga that is going on between the Whites and Leipzig…

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