New striker on joining Leeds.
New Leeds United signing Jean-Kevin Augustin spoke exclusively to LUTV after completing his move to the club.
Augustin has joined the Whites on an initial loan deal until the end of the campaign, with the Whites holding the option to sign the striker on a permanent deal.
The 22-year-old becomes the club’s third signing of the January transfer window and can’t wait to get started at Elland Road.
Jean-Kevin, congratulations on your move, why did you choose to sign for Leeds United?
“First of all for the coach and it’s a historical club in England. It has a big objective this season to go back to the Premier league. I know it has been 16 years since they were in the Premier League, so of course the project already excited me.”
What do you know about the club?
“I know it’s a big club in England, there are a lot of fans at every game and they want to go back to the Premier League.”
How big an influence was Marcelo Bielsa?
“Everyone knows him in the football world, he’s a real big tactician. I didn’t have to think long when Leeds wanted me and that he wanted me to come. I’m really happy to be here today.”
What can you bring to Leeds United?
“I hope to bring my quality to the team. It’s an exciting project for the players, for the city and for the fans. I’m going to bring my football while I’m learning with him and helping the team while doing that.”
How much are you looking forward to playing in England?
“I’ve played in different leagues and I’ve never been in England. I know I will really like it, whether it be in the Championship or Premier League, to come here and play here. I’m going to do everything I can to help the team get back to the Premier League.”
What can the fans expect?
“They are going to see a player who is always going to leave everything on the pitch, try to score goals and help the team. I want to transmit my passion for football, I really love football.”