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How reported Leeds deal for Jean-Kevin Augustin could affect Sheffield Wednesday - as well as Crystal Palace

Reverberations from a reportedly imminent Leeds United transfer could be felt by Sheffield Wednesday and Crystal Palace. 

Two weeks since their 2-0 defeat at Elland Road, Leeds United could exact revenge – albeit inadvertently – on Sheffield Wednesday.

Both clubs are looking to strengthen up front, with Eddie Nketiah no longer a Leeds player and Steven Fletcher injured for Wednesday.

But until now neither side have had much luck.

Leeds have reportedly failed, repeatedly, in their attempts to land Che Adams on a loan-to-buy deal from Southampton, while the Owls’ alleged pursuit of a temporary agreement for Connor Wickham at Crystal Palace continues to drag.

On Friday, though, signs of a breakthrough emerged for Leeds.

According to L’Equipe, the RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin has decided to join the Whites on loan with a purchase option, cutting short a temporary spell at Monaco.

The on-loan Monaco striker Augustin. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)

How does that affect Wednesday, you ask?

Well, the French publication claims that Wickham’s club, Crystal Palace, are one of three that Augustin – the £11m former Paris Saint-Germain prodigy – has rejected to join Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds.

Another new striker arriving in Croydon could have spelled bad news for Wickham – who is already vying with Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke and Cenk Tosun, the club’s new signing from Everton – and almost certainly pushed him closer to the exit.

The Palace striker Wickham. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

Whether or not Crystal Palace will amend their apparent search for a new centre-forward remains to be seen.

But if Wednesday are indeed pursuing a deal for Wickham, their success could depend on another incoming at Selhurst Park.

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