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Report: Wigan prepared to bid £1.5m for Leeds duo

Leeds United pair Rodolph Austin and Jason Pearce are reportedly attracting the attentions of Wigan Athletic.

Wigan Athletic are interested in Leeds United duo Rodolph Austin and Jason Pearce, according to the Daily Mail

The Latics are in desperate need of additions, as they fight against the drop, and they reportedly feel that the pair of Leeds players would enhance their squad considerably. 

Wigan have just cashed in on Callum McManaman, who signed for West Bromwich Albion today, as reported by the BBC, and they could invest £1.5 million of the funds raised from the winger's sale on Austin and Pearce. 

Leeds are under pressure to raise some money because of their struggles against Financial Fair Play restrictions and they may see this as a good opportunity to cash in on some of their more experienced players. 

Pearce has fallen out of favour at the Whites in recent times and his availability was reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post earlier in the month.

Austin, meanwhile, has been a regular pick under Neil Redfearn but he is a player who divides opinions at Elland Road. 

The Jamaican's power and physicality is generally praised, but his technically ability sometimes frustrates. 

If Wigan did get the pair they may feel that they have strengthened their own survival claim while weakening one of their relegation rival's squads, adding further value to the transfer. 

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