Leeds United miss out as League One hotshot heads to Bristol City

Former Leeds United target Kieran Agard has completed a move from Championship side Rotherham United to League One outfit Bristol City.

Kieran Agard will not be joining Leeds United this summer after completing a move to Bristol City from Rotherham United for an undisclosed fee.

The 24-year-old could make his first appearance for the Robins against Rochdale on Saturday, having put pen to paper on a three-year deal with the League One side.

Previous part of the Arsenal Academy setup, Agard also spent time as a teenager at Everton before moving to Yeovil Town after his contract with the Toffees expired.

The striker then moved to Rotherham, helping the Millers achieve back-to-back promotions from League Two up to the Championship this season.

He enjoyed arguably his finest season to date with Steve Evans’ team last term, scoring 21 goals in the league in a return that caught the attention of Leeds United among others.

The Whites are keen to replace last season’s top scorer Ross McCormack, following the Scot’s £11 million move to Fulham earlier this summer.

But they will have to look elsewhere for forward line reinforcements, with Agard opting to move back down to League One in a move commended by Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill.

“We’re delighted to sign Kieran and I’m even more pleased that he’s decided to come to us for footballing reasons,” the Robins boss told bcfc.co.uk.

“He fits into our wage structure and he’s actually come here for less money than he could have got elsewhere in the Championship.”

Leeds have completed one deal for a new striker, however, with 30-year-old Italian forward Mirco Antenucci joining from Ternana on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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