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Newcastle Open Negotiations For Charlie Austin

8:51 am, Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 24 Comments

With Steve McClaren and his coaching team expected to be announced today, it looks like we are wasting no time in getting down to some transfer business, with news today that Newcastle have opened negotiations with QPR for their 25 year-old striker Charlie Austin.

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Charlie Austin – Newcastle open negotiations

The report is in The Sun and it’s expected that Steve McClaren will be fully involved in trying to get Charlie and some of Newcastle’s other targets to the club this summer, in what is said to be a huge push to improve the squad.

Austin has just been called into the England squad, and the 6’2″ striker would be an excellent signing for Newcastle, with even Newcastle legend Alan Shearer trying his best to get him to the club by inviting him to sign recently via one of his tweets.

Charlie has also been talking to QPR team-mate Joey Barton, about what it’s like to play at Newcastle, and Joey has given hin some positive feedback.

The striker showed that he can score goals at the highest level with 18 Premier League goals in 35 appearances last season for a struggling QPR side.

The negotiations are said to be at an early stage, but Newcastle are making their move.

Here’s hoping.

It’s expected that Newcastle will make a big push in the transfer market this month, to get in some new players  before pre-season training starts early next month with Steve McClaren and his new coaching team.

And big money will be available since Mike Ashley is very keen not to have another relegation battle next season, and the owner has even said he’d like to win something on Tyneside.

We think he’s talking about a trophy of some kind.


Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rotonda heights // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Newcastle confirms sacking of ‘man of dignity’ John Carver


    The man who offered fans outside..twice!!! blamed everyone and everything (it’s too hot at QPR you know!) but himself and claimed to be the best coach in the league!!

    Good riddance as he was never going to have the alleged ”dignity” to walk. More or less just leaves Woodman to get out now.

    My disappointment at McLaren as opposed to a Viera etc is very much tempered by this develoment which I thought would never happen, no matter how much it needed to..

    Maybe we could shift Saylor, Willo and Obertan in negotiations with QPR

  • 2 SuperShearer // Jun 10, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    8 in 35 is not the best return in the world but then QPR were quite dreadful last season.

  • 3 Bambams // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    He would be as good a striker as I believe we could attract. …

    Most of the top strikers would not look our way


  • 4 JP...from The Rock // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Ed it’s reported in The Sun! Stop taking everything you read in the papers as gospel. It makes you look like a fool.

  • 5 JP...from The Rock // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    We should be going all out to sign Charlie Austin, Micah Richards and Virgil van Dijk ASAP!

  • 6 SUTTY1978 // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    “Joey has given some positive feedback”, really? Pretty sure he advised him not to go to Newcastle

  • 7 shaun__ // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Unfortunately carver being such a drastic failure has seemingly allowed the appointment (if it is mcclaren) of another proven failure, just not as drastic as the last (debatable with England and derby second half) to be met with relative positivity, when in fact it’s only born out of relief! Underwhelming is an understatement. Now let’s get on and announce it if it’s mcclaren

  • 8 hibbit // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    so ed we are getting a new head coach but looking to appoint a assistant manager odd

  • 9 nut meg // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    SuperShearer, it’s 18 from 35 not 8 from 35.

  • 10 John Tudor // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    its klopp

  • 11 toonincheek // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    supershearer – think you need to go to specsavers.

    It’s 18 in 35.

  • 12 lesh // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    We’ll make a big push to get players in for pre-season will we?

    If we do and succeed then all credit to McLaren for drumming some sense into Ashley.

    Let’s hope they forego past practice of leaving things till the last minute and failing to get supposed targets ‘over the line’.

  • 13 JP...from The Rock // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Klopp would be the best appointment the club could make ever. Sadly that’s never going to happen.

  • 14 Toon Tang // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    To whom it may concern,

    If by “Newcastle open negotiations for Charlie Austin” you actually mean “Newcastle don’t open negotiations for Charlie Austin”, I can see there being some light in the story.

    Yours faithfully,

    Frankie Ramsbottom

  • 15 JP...from The Rock // Jun 10, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    In my dreamland situation we would have;

    Klopp as Head Coach
    Patrick Viera as Assistant
    Alan Shearer as a Strikers Coach
    Scriknk / Given as Goalkeeping Coach
    Solano Set-piece Coach
    Les Ferdinand coaching the Development squad
    Ginola as Director of Football and Ambassador.

    All that is possible in reality but it will never happen as it would mean a properly run club, run by quality personnel that love the club and the deciding factor for Ashley is that it will cost him Money!!

    So sad that it can become a reality but Ashley will never show that much ambition.

    Give me those changes instead of a whole new team any day of the week.

  • 16 AndyMac // Jun 10, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    “Maybe we could shift Saylor, Willo and Obertan in negotiations with QPR”

    Pretty sure we could give them an entire team fit for the Championship !

  • 17 James RS // Jun 10, 2015 at 11:27 AM

    Newcastle will probably miss the boat again on Austin as usual due to Cashley being too slow and miserly in the transfer market. Remember Bony; Giroud; Ayew; Johnson; Shelvey; Dier; Remy; Ings. all went elsewhere. Tottenham ; Liverpool; Swansea; West Ham ; Stoke or someone will beat us to the punch and we’ll be left with the second raters. Some enterprise is needed if you want to bring good players in.

  • 18 WLtoon // Jun 10, 2015 at 11:46 AM

    Where do the papers get their info? do reporters make stories up to create hope?
    OR are we actually in talks with Austin as part of the Maclaren deal?
    If we do miss out on this target then nothing has changed im afraid.

  • 19 Lee Dodd // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Get Rid of Mike Donkey Williamson PLEASE !!!!

  • 20 Lee Dodd // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    Very Glad John Carver and Steve Stone Have Moved On AT Lastwe can get a move on and do better now… Ex England manager who is a Good Coach who has player respect … Carver had lost it big style !!!!! He will attract better players !!!! If he diddn’t get what he wanted he wouldnt be coming !!!!!

  • 21 The overrated Frenchman // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:39 PM

    Austin would be a good signing. We need a more physical presence up front. Riviere just doesn’t cut it in this league. Perez is too frail to lead the line, as good a player as he is. I think he’d be a good fit and not a bad move for his career.

  • 22 lochinvar // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    Austin and Riviere and Aaarons playing at the same time

    potentially…awesome ?

  • 23 The overrated Frenchman // Jun 10, 2015 at 12:59 PM

    Well, I think you could play Perez, Cabella and Aarons around Austin. Not sure about Riviere. He was the wrong player to sign, especially for the money we paid, (thanks Graham Carr) but I think he does put in a shift when he plays and maybe it could work with him and Austin.

  • 24 Ericles // Jun 10, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    How on earth can the NUFC regime try and sign players without us having a new manager in place? It shows that the regime is still intent on running the club in a cavalier fashion. It shows that the incoming manager will have no say on transfers. What other restrictions will apply to him? Will the team sheet be handed down by Charnley? It shows what contempt the fat man and his clones has for the club and its fans and players.

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