Leeds United make headlines as EFL issues statement over battle for transfer of Nottingham Forest


Here are the headlines from Leeds United on Thursday, May 21.

EFL statement on end of championship season

The EFL issued a statement responding to club concerns about the end of the 2019-20 season.

The championship season has been postponed to March and no decision has been made on its conclusion.

But the EFL has confirmed its goal of ending the campaign on the field.

The statement reads as follows: “Resuming the 2019/20 season with the existing format remains the most appropriate course of action from the point of view of sporting integrity, but the Board of Directors accepts that there is circumstances which may lead to a reduction (as has been demonstrated with League two) or a situation subsequently arises where the season cannot end. “

Leeds are currently leading the championship, seven points ahead of Fulham, third, and well on track for promotion with nine games to go.

Leeds joins the race to sign Galatasaray forward

Leeds will face Nottingham Forest and Watford to sign Galatasaray forward Mbaye Diagne, according to Turkish newspaper Takvim – quoted by FLW.

Marcelo Bielsa would have identified the 25-year-old player as a target of choice before a potential summer transfer window.

Diagne, who has spent the season on loan to Club Brugge, is expected to pay £ 5 million.

Mbaye Diagne linked to summer change in Nottingham Forest

The Senegalese international is under contract in Galatasaray until 2023 but is struggling to establish itself in Turkey.

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Augustine should be a “different actor” after the lockout transformation

According to Football Insider, Jean-Kevin Augustin has used the last two months to get in shape and work on his fitness.

The 22-year-old has only played three times since joining Leeds on loan from RB Leipzig in January.

LEEDS, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 15: Leeds United Jean-Kevin Augustin during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Bristol City at Elland Road on February 15, 2020 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

But club staff expect it to make a big impact if and when the season resumes.

Augustine had injury and fitness issues before the campaign was postponed, but he is now said to be in excellent shape and keen to make his mark.

The French striker, who has yet to score for Leeds, worked on his speed and general physical condition in order to gain the upper hand over his opposition to restarting football.


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