Why Leeds should look to cash-in on Rodolph Austin

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Leeds United's Rodolph Austin has reportedly attracted the attentions of Wigan Athletic in recent weeks.

If Leeds United do decide to sell Rodolph Austin, it could be a help rather than a hindrance to the side. 

Austin has been linked with a move to Wigan Athletic in the Daily Mail in recent times, and it could be a transfer which suits all parties. 

Although Austin has played regularly for the Whites this season, he is a player who divides opinion and his departure may not necessarily be a bad thing for the team.

Leeds are well stocked in central midfield and if Austin does leave, Neil Redfearn's selection choices may actually look stronger than with him in the team. 

A midfield diamond containing Lewis Cook, Luke Murphy, who has been resurgent in recent weeks, Alex Mowatt and Adryan looks a tantalising prospect for Whites supporters and it could be the boost the side needs.

At the moment, Austin's power is an asset to the side, but the aforementioned quartet are all better technically than the Jamaican and that could be a benefit to the team.

Redfearn has demanded that his side play front-foot football since being placed in charge and Austin is a player who hasn't shown his best form in that system.

With Leeds needing to raise funds to comply with Financial Fair Play, it makes Austin an expendable player and if they get a fair price from Wigan then accepting the bid is the best option. 

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