Leeds say they’re “stunned and disillusioned” and can glance to problem the verdict after their enchantment towards the switch of Jean-Kevin Augustin used to be brushed aside through the Courtroom of Arbitration for Recreation.
The membership had been ordered to pay RB Leipzig £18.4million for French ahead Augustin, who arrived at Elland Road on mortgage in January 2020 with a duty to make the transfer everlasting if Leeds gained promotion to the Premier League.
They went up on the finish of the 2019-20 season, however have argued that for the reason that marketing campaign used to be now not finished till July because of the coronavirus pandemic, the ‘acquire legal responsibility’ have been nullified.
Leeds appealed after FIFA dominated in June that they will have to honour the duty, however CAS upheld the verdict “in its entirety” in Lausanne on Thursday and showed the membership pays the primary instalment of £5.9m for Augustin.
A next remark from the West Yorkshire outfit stated: “Leeds United are stunned and disillusioned through the Courtroom of Arbitration for Recreation’s choice, which now not simplest contradicts the language and that means of the contract but in addition the practices followed in Eu soccer beneath FIFA laws, because of the original have an effect on of the extensions to the season necessitated through Covid postponements.
“The membership will now evaluate moderately all of its prison choices with a purpose to a direct enchantment. We can make no additional remark presently.”
A remark launched through CAS stated: “The CAS Panel in control of the subject has brushed aside the enchantment filed through LUFC and showed the challenged choice in its entirety, together with the duty of LUFC to pay to RB Leipzig the primary instalment of the switch price, i.e. euros 6,740,174.
“Additional to its deliberations, the panel held that the acquisition legal responsibility have been brought about on the finish of the 2019-2020 season, although the season had concluded later than anticipated because of the disruption led to through the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, and showed the challenged choice in complete, together with the duty of LUFC to pay to RB Leipzig the primary instalment of the switch price, the 2 different instalments being now not due but, on the time of the FIFA process.”
Augustin made simply 3 exchange appearances for Leeds all through their Championship title-winning season because of health and harm problems.
He joined French membership Nantes in an enduring deal the next October and moved directly to Swiss aspect Basel in June.