Newcastle have been linked with Charlie Austin heavily this summer and with some bookies, Newcastle are still the odds-on favorite to sign the former Burnley and Swindon striker this summer, and his transfer fee could be anything from £10M to £15M.
Charlie Austin – number one Newcastle target
Newcastle are still the favorites to sing Charlie – being 1/10 odds on at SkyBet, 1/6 odds on at BetVictor and 1/5 odds on at Betfred, with Chelsea now installed as second favorites anywhere from 2/1 to 9/2.
There have been some reports in the last couple of days that Charlie may want to stay in London, and Chelsea have been credited with an interest in the striker, who is currently with the England squad for their Euro 2016 qualifier at Slovenia tomorrow.
Charlie has caught the imagination of the Newcastle fans, and there’s little doubt he would be a fantastic signing for Newcastle – and certainly the Geordie fans would be delighted if we can get him across the line.
The Mirror had reported a couple of days ago that it was a done deal and that he will sign for Newcastle – but we’ll have to wait and see if that’s true.
But if the news that Jose Mourinho wants him at Chelsea is true, the striker just had to look at the experience of Loic Remy, who was on the bench most of last season at Stamford Bridge.
Remy did win two trophies with the top London club, but there are rumors now the French International wants to move on this summer to get more games at another club.
Like any potential transfer the deal is never done until he signs on the dotted line after passing his medical so there’s always the chance any deal will not happen – for whatever reason.
But if Newcastle do lose out on Charlie Austin it will not go over very well with the fans, and we need a big win in the transfer market early on.
That will show Newcastle’s positive words of bringing in some good players this summer are not more empty promises, and if we do fail the doom and gloom people will no doubt be out in full force.
It would not be good if another club beats Newcastle in signing the 25 year-old striker who hit 18 goals in 35 Premier League appearances for QPR last season.
Here’s hoping we get him through the door – and soon too.