The Yorkshire Evening Post has reported that Leeds United midfielder Rodolph Austin has trained with the club today.
The paper’s transfer centre explained that sources had claimed the Leeds star would be sold to Wigan Athletic this morning in a deal worth around £500,000.
However, that information appears to have been false with the paper claiming that Austin is also keen to stay at the club.
Austin is arguably one of Neil Redfearn’s most important midfield men.
He brings experience and a presence to the side which few other midfielders in the Leeds squad are capable of.
He has the ability to offer the younger players at the club protection in a physical sense so the reasons behind keeping him are obvious.
He has a key role to play over the rest of the season for a club in a better position than the one he’s reportedly been tipped to join.
Whether Wigan put a larger offer on the table later today and this saga takes another twist remains to be seen, but the sense in training with a club you’re about to leave is confusing if Austin is heading towards the exit door.