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Charlie Austin Is WillIng To Join Newcastle

7:50 am, Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

News today that Steve McClaren will be given huge transfer funds this summer – this time said to be £50M – to start bringing in some good players to add to the Newcastle squad, as the team goes after a top eight finish in the Premier League and tries to win one of the cups – that’s the remit given to McClaren in his first season at Newcastle.

It was a good day yesterday for Newcastle fans as Lee Charnley reiterated Mike Ashley’s words that the club now wants to win something and the Newcastle Board has also been reorganized for the better.

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Charlie Austin – willing to join Newcastle

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin is Newcastle’s first choice, and as we reported yesterday negotiations have been started and the Chronicle is reporting today that their sources are telling them he would be willing to join Newcastle, so maybe the positive things that Joey Barton has said is working.

Alan Shearer also tweeted to Charlie urging him to sign on at Newcastle.

QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand wants £15M for Charlie, and it’s being reported Newcastle value him at £10M – but there has to be a deal available at somewhere between those two figures.

We don’t want Newcastle walking away because QPR want to more than £10M for him, because if that happens some other club will come in, and make the deal for Charlie.

It’s a big plus for Newcastle that Charlie wants to join Newcastle, so the new-look Newcastle should show their fans they can get players into the club this summer and get the deal done quickly.

Then that will set things up nicely to get other good players through the door in the next few weeks, and we need players in quickly so they can have a full pre-season at Newcastle under McClaren and the new coaching staff..

This is more good news on Charlie Austin today, and he would be a terrific signing for us.

Charlie scored 18 Premier League goals last season in 35 appearances for QPR, who struggled all season against relegation and eventually took the drop.

What do you think?

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

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Uri Gellers Magic Mind // Jun 11, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    Get him signed up immediately.

  • 2 nut meg // Jun 11, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    Is the line going to come into play again ?

  • 3 SuperShearer // Jun 11, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Like anything in life footballers are worth what someone is willing to pay for them. I suspect other clubs would be willing to get near that 15 million mark so if we want him we have to offer at least close to that. It’s time the club stopped doing this and cracked on in signing some players.

  • 4 geordiemark // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    its defenders and good hard working midfielders we need plus Austin would be a good capture as well but defence is a must

  • 5 geordiemark // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    I would also stick a 25million valuation on perez head straight away to warn off Chelsea, man city, arsenal, spurs

  • 6 OneAlanShearer // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    If they want 15 million then give them it. Do not drag this one out. He is exactly what we need. Then get in :

    Cover or competition for Krul – darlow is not it
    two commanding centre backs
    a better left back
    a playmaker – look to spain for that
    Two quality strikers ( austin and possibly Dost).

    Let go:
    Elliot – rubbish
    williamson – slow
    haidara – not good enough
    anita – not good enough
    gouffran – not good enough
    bigi – not good enough
    Vuckic – to slow for the premier league
    marveaux – not good enough
    riviere – not good enough

  • 7 geordiemark // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    McClaren isn’t daft that’s for sure I expect him to transfer list colo, Williamson and taylor for me all let the club down last year like a good few players did but them 3 in my eyes have to go

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Trippier allegedly has a £3.5million release clause. Absolutely no excuse for us not making an effort to bring him in. Provides competition and options, and certainly has the character that McClaren was talking about. There will be others in for him admittedly, but young, English, has a year of Prem experience behind him. Worth going for if we are to believe that the club are pushing on and serious about winning something.

  • 9 geordiemark // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    I also think with cissies exploits with all these women popping up all over the place plus getting married, think his days are well over here now

  • 10 geordiemark // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Lilongwe Geordie

    aye ive seen trippier a good few times impressed me

  • 11 dannitoon // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    £50m is not enough… don’t be blinded by the figure. .. £34m in bank… just got £79m off sky and income generated from releasing 7 n expected transfers… we need to spend £80-100m. .

  • 12 geordiemark // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:16 AM


    yes 50million isn’t enough more like 100 million but we can all live in hope

  • 13 croftus5678 // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    the manager has been a big weight off our minds that carver wouldnt get the job and also that carver/stone have got the push so we can get a quality back room.

    austin would be another huge weight off our minds and should be the last piece in the puzzle striker wise with austin/cisse/siem/perez/arma and obv river/goofy who may or may not go.

    15mil for that piece of mind is well worth it imo.

    cb’s next please !

    and ginkel who is prob slightly better than what we have atm is a very good security loan just in case that move comes in for sissoko that he’s angling for

  • 14 banjax // Jun 11, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Dannitoon is right about the £50m and in an earlier piece I Quoted near the £100m mark. This reason is that Ashley has under invested in quality players over the years whilst other teams like Southampton have brought in new quality at every window and you can only go so long before our under- spending results in a squad less able to compete. There does need a radical clear out of players, more like 10 possibly 12 – seems high but the quality of even our squad players is very average. So just catching up means a huge turnover in players and spend and whilst it would be stupid for the club to announce its transfer budget, nonetheless £100m in today’s market is what is needed.

  • 15 nufc 11 // Jun 11, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    50million wake up man Ashley is around the club’s looking for cheap loan deals il believe the bullshit when I see it loan deals are a patch up job at best the team needs overhauling not patching up.

  • 16 andrewsneill // Jun 11, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    £50m could be enough if we are sensible in the transfer market. Andre Ayew and Micha Richards for £0m would help stretch the budget out. Sadly it seems we’re not interested in Ayew

  • 17 Jamesnufc94 // Jun 11, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    clearly we arnt after ayew when he signed for Swansea you tool

  • 18 andrewsneill // Jun 11, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    No s##t sherlock but we were seemingly so until a week ago when we pulled out of talks with him. Moves like that make it harder to limit the necessary spend

  • 19 SFBNUFC1989 // Jun 11, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Charlie Austin has to be the man we are looking at , there is no1 else around atm which i would say has experience in the premier league and can score goals pointless wasting time on bringing a foreigner who will need time to adapt we need to and get austin asap no messing around give qpr what they want and do the deal even give qpr a player plus money if needs be , we have quite a few i dont want there next season , after austin we should mybe look for a good centre back and good no10 player far enough we have de jong when he is fit and ready cabella is more of a winger in my eyes and i think aarons might excel under mclaren aswell , really looking forward to the coming weeks now since the whole change and new manger ,

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