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Leeds willing to sell midfielder Rodolph Austin - report

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Leeds are willing to cash in on Rodolph Austin if they can secure a replacement, according to a new report.

Leeds United are willing to sell Rodolph Austin so long as they can land a replacement, according to a new report.

The Yorkshire Evening Post claims the club will cash in on the Jamaican, with Millwall interested, providing they can sign experienced cover in midfield on loan.

Austin was recalled to the side against Derby but performed poorly, once again showing he is not the answer for the club to improve.

He has played 98 times for Leeds, scoring eight goals, one of which has come this season in his 17 appearances.

While losing a player of his experience may be against what head coach Neil Redfearn has impressed that he needs in recent weeks, there's one key reason this is the right move.

His contract expires in June, and rather than let him leave on a free transfer, it's better for the club to get some kind of transfer fee for him, and lower their wage bill sooner rather than later.

Austin has 61 caps for Jamaica but is 29 and undeserving of a long-term deal, so if the money is right and Leeds can sign Slovenian Rene Krhin from Inter on loan as a replacement which is being suggested, then there should be little argument against saying goodbye to the midfielder.

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