Daryl Powell, the agent of former Leeds United midfielder Rudy Austin, told Radio Yorkshire the only way he feels the player’s decision not to leave the club last winter can be considered a mistake.
Powell was quizzed over his client’s decision to stay at Elland Road playing under Neil Redfearn, when he had the chance to push for a move away from the club.
It was a decision which was followed by his release from the club at the start of the summer, as he mulls over his next move in the game.
“He loved playing in England, he loved the life playing in England – Only from the point of view that he would have had the chance to carry on playing in England (mistake not leaving last winter),” he told Radio Yorkshire.
“He didn’t want to go to a club in League One. He wanted to be at a club playing at the top end of the Championship, aiming to get promoted.”
What Leeds will miss
All parties have moved on with current Leeds manager Uwe Rosler improving his midfield options with the arrival of Tom Adeyemi.
However, it’s going to be difficult for Leeds not to miss the experience, presence and protection that Austin provided when he played for the club last season in big games.
He was a very intimidating player in the Leeds midfield and someone with the potential to put the opposition onto the back foot.
The club made the decision to release him and Rosler has assembled a good squad of players as he looks to significantly improve on the club’s 15th place finish last year.
While Leeds will miss some of the qualities he provided, they can’t be blamed for the decision they made.