Leeds United: Millers boss Evans stunned by Agard’s Bristol move

STUNNED: Rotherham United boss Steve Evans.

STUNNED: Rotherham United boss Steve Evans.

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ROTHERHAM United manager Steve Evans admitted he was mystified after forward Kieran Agard completed a move to Bristol City – six days after rejecting a transfer to Leeds United.

Agard joined City on a three-year contract yesterday, returning to League One in a deal which will cost his new club close to £1m.

Leeds were ready to pay £850,000 for Agard last Friday but pulled out of negotiations with the 24-year-old after Agard arrived late for talks and the two sides failed to reach an agreement on wages.

United have since signed Italian forward Mirco Antenucci on a two-year deal from Ternana.

A bemused Evans said: “Wow – you turn down Leeds United and drop a league and go to Bristol City. That’s no disrespect to Bristol City, they’re a wonderful football club, but I am surprised.

“I find it surprising that you would turn down a household, worldwide name in Leeds United and go to Bristol City.

“You can go to the wildest place in Africa and when someone says Leeds, people know Leeds United, don’t they?”

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