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Cardiff City eye move for Leeds United midfielder



Cardiff City are eyeing a move for Leeds United central midfielder Rodolph Austin, according to the Daily Mail.

Austin is now a target for Cardiff City

Austin is now a target for Cardiff City

Austin, 29, has found playing time somewhat hard to get under manager Neil Redfearn, and the Yorkshire club could be set to let the Jamaican leave in January.

As reported on FLW last month, Chris Hughton’s Brighton and Hove Albion are interested in the combative midfielder, and are considering making a January bid for the Leeds player, however they now face competition from Cardiff City.

Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn has introduced an influx of youth into his starting eleven, subsequently meaning Austin has found a starting berth not available week in week out.

The Jamaican international has made over 18 appearances for the Whites this season, scoring once, but has recently fallen out of favour with most of his appearances coming from the substitute bench.

Meanwhile, Leeds United are eyeing a move for ex-Arsenal midfielder Fran Merida, as reported on FLW.

Merida could be seen as a potential replacement for Austin, who looks like he could be departing Elland Road this January.

The 24-year-old is currently a free agent after being released from Brazilian outfit Atletico Paranense, and FLW understands that Leeds boss Neil Redfearn is considering making a move for the ex-Barcelona and Arsenal midfielder.

Merida would certainly add another dimension to Leeds’ midfield options, and will provide an element of creativity to help propel them up the division.

The Elland Road outfit are also set to battle Sheffield Wednesday for the signing of Rangers attacking midfielder Nicky Law, as reported on FLW.