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Report claims West Ham could rekindle January interest in RB Leipzig striker Jean-Kevin Augustin

West Ham were interested in Jean-Kevin Augustin back in the January transfer window, according to reports in France.

French newspaper L’Equipe (via Sport Witness) claims that West Ham were weighing up a move for Augustin in January and now they could reignite that interest in the summer.

The report states that a summer transfer is ‘not excluded’. Augustin has mainly been a substitute for Red Bull Leipzig and West Ham could launch a summer bid.

Who is Jean-Kevin Augustin?

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Augustin joined RB Leipzig in 2017 after leaving Paris Saint-Germain. The France under-21 international had scored twice in 31 games for PSG prior to his move to Germany.

At RB Leipzig, Augustin has found game time hard to come by. After scoring 11 times in 37 games in his first season in the Bundesliga, Augustin has failed to kick on.

The 21-year-old has scored six goals in 24 games in all competitions, including three in 16 Bundesliga games.

But he is predominantly used as an impact substitute, starting just three games in the league. He has scored twice in six Europa League starts too.

A summer transfer could be on the cards if the French striker – who can also play on the wing – feels he is not getting game time.

West Ham are mentioned by L’Equipe as a possible destination for Augustin.

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