Agent confirms Burnley and Celtic's Rodolph Austin interest after Leeds exit

HITC Sport understands Burnley and Celtic are among the clubs weighing up a move for Rodolph Austin following his release at Elland Road.

Rodolph Austin's intermediary has told HITC Sport that a number of clubs have expressed an interest in the midfielder since his release by Leeds United.

Jamaican international Austin was among nine Leeds players to be informed they would not be handed new deals when their current contracts expire this summer.

Austin made over 100 appearances for Leeds after joining the club from SK Brann in 2012 and quickly established himself as a big fans' favourite at Elland Road with his all-action style.

News of Austin's availability on a free transfer has alerted a host of clubs with the 29-year-old a target for Wigan and Brighton during the January transfer window.

Relegated Burnley and Scottish champions Celtic are both thought to be among Austin's suitors as they look to bolster their midfield options ahead of next season.

Austin's intermediary, Darryl Powell, has confirmed he is speaking to a number of clubs about the player and hopes to have his future resolved soon before he captain's Jamaica at this summer's Copa America and Gold Cup.

"I am talking to several interested clubs about Rudy," Powell told HITC Sport.

"Rudy loved his time at Leeds, but now it is time to move on and we will weigh up our options before deciding what is the best move for all parties.

"We hope to get things concluded quickly so that Rudy can concentrate on playing for Jamaica at the Copa America and Gold Cup this summer."

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