CELTIC are considering a move for Jamaican international defender Rodolph Austin who will be released by Leeds next month.
The 29-year-old’s agent, Darryl Powell, has confirmed he is speaking to a number of interested clubs, with the Hoops reported to be among them.
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Austin, who cost the Elland Road outfit £1million from SK Brann in 2012, is out of contract in the summer and has already been informed his deal will not be renewed.
The 71-times capped utility star who can also play in midfield, made over 100 first team appearances for the Yorkshire club and became a favourite with the fans. However, the club have to trim the wage bill and Randolph is one of the first casualties.
Newly-relegated Burnley are also keen on the experienced campaigner while he was a target for Wigan and Brighton during the January transfer window.
Powell wants his client’s future resolved before he captain’s Jamaica at this summer’s Copa America and Gold Cup.
Powell admitted: “I am talking to several interested clubs about Rudy. He 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 his country at the Copa America and Gold Cup.”