Leicester City have entered the race to sign Jean-Kevin Augustin from RB Leipzig this summer, according to a report from The Telegraph.
The Frenchman could be allowed to leave the Bundesliga club ahead of next season, with Julian Nagelsmann arriving as the team’s new first-team manager after his exploits at Hoffenheim.
Augustin was a regular under Ralph Hasenhuttl at Leipzig but has seen his progress limited under Ralf Rangnick, and his position at the club is now under scrutiny.
Leicester could be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer as Brendan Rodgers oversees his first transfer window in charge at the King Power Stadium.
Augustin will be allowed to leave Leipzig for a meagre sum worth just £17.5 million this summer, according to The Telegraph, and this could be a more than affordable outlay for the Foxes.
However, if they are to sign the young striker, they will need to fend off Premier League competition. Everton are also noted as potential suitors, with both clubs having already made informal enquiries.
Why Augustin would be a good signing for Leicester
Augustin is just 21-years-old and has his whole career ahead of him. His potential knows no bounds, and he could be a fantastic striker in the near future.
Augustin will only realise his potential, however, if he is being coached correctly. Leicester have a manager who develops his players and particularly extracts the best from his forward players.
At just £17.5 million, Augustin represents excellent value for money signing. He is a more than capable striker and has all the makings of a top-class player. It would be a coup.
Augustin would be an upgrade on Kelechi Iheanacho. He’d provide stronger competition for Jamie Vardy’s place in the starting line-up.