“We’ve tracked Jean-Kevin Augustin’s development for a long time,” Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick said at the unveiling of the player, who becomes the club’s fourth with roots in French football. “We are delighted to have reached an agreement.”
Augustin added: “I am happy to be a RB Leipzig player. I want to help the team with my versatility.”
Augustin has appeared for France at every youth level since U-16, although is yet to win a senior cap. The striker finished as top scorer as Les Petits Bleus won the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Germany last summer, scoring six goals – one more than Kylian Mbappe, who scored five times.
Known as “JK” in France, Augustin has been at PSG since 2008 and was crowned French champion in 2016, as well as winning the French Cup three times (2015, 2016, 2017) and the League Cup twice (2016, 2017).