Warnock confirms United interest in Austin

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LEEDS United boss Neil Warnock is aiming to complete a deal to sign SK Brann midfielder Rodolph Austin in the next week.

The 27-year-old Jamaican international is currently playing in Norway and the United manager is a long-time admirer, having taken the player on trial at QPR last summer without being able to secure a deal.

Warnock said: “I don’t think there’s anything agreed at this stage, but we’re in conversations with the club.

“From what I’ve read in the papers they want to play him next weekend, but I’m hoping we can tie a deal up and get him as soon as possible in the early part of next week.

“I like him. I had him at QPR and would have loved to have signed him then. I’ve kept tabs on him since then.

“He’s very flexible. He’s just as good at full back or centre back, and gives us a presence in midfield.”