The more reports that come out saying that Newcastle are interested in Swindon Town’s 20 year-old striker Charlie Austin – that are are not denied – the more credibility the story has.
Charlie Austin – are Newcastle really interested?
The Daily Mail has reported that Newcastle manager Chris Hughton sent his scouts to check on Austin in Swindon’s 1-1 draw with Exeter last night.
For once, Charlie didn’t score in that game but he’s been outstanding for Swindon this season.
Charlie has 18 goals this season in 29 appearances and previously played at Poole, where he scored 46 goals in 46 games before signing for Swindon Town last October.
Hughton has already said he wants to bring in a new striker in the summer, but it’s hard to think that Charlie would walk straight into the team.
So if Newcastle bring him in, he will be one for the future, and at just 20 years old and the lad looking something special, he could be a decent acquisition for Newcastle.
The Hungerford-born 6’2″ striker joined the Reading Youth system back in 1999, and then went to Thatcham Town in 2004 where he scored 73 goals in 59 appearances in two seasons there.
Charlie then played for Kintbury Rangers, Hungerford Town and Poole Town before moving to Swindon earlier this season.
Charlie has always scored goals, and in his 188 appearances in the lower and non-league teams, he’s scored 164 goals.
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