Rotherham United are the latest side chasing the signature of midfielder Rodolph Austin, after it emerged last week that Leeds United will be releasing the Jamaican in the summer.

Austin, 29, made 112 appearances for the Whites after his arrival in 2012, scoring 10 goals. He has played in both attacking and defensive positions in midfield, and prefers to make driving runs towards the box and shots from distance, where he has scored a majority of his goals.

Rotherham join Bolton, Birmingham and Brighton in the race to sign Austin, it has also been reported that recently relegated Premier League side Burnley are also looking to bring him to Turf Moor.

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It has been suggested that Scottish champions Celtic could be the destination for Austin to play his football next season, but having secured Championship status this season, Rotherham are hopeful that they can persuade Austin to make the short trip to South Yorkshire for next season’s campaign.

Austin won the Goal of the Year Award at Leeds United’s End of Season Awards earlier this month for his half-volley effort against Watford. The Jamaica national team captain also scored on two other occasions this season, alongside two assists.

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Rotherham have looked to Leeds previously for signings, Paul Green joined at the start of the season and the Millers also took Scott Wootton on loan in the first half of the campaign after the defender found himself out-of-favour at Elland Road.


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