Newcastle Are New Front Runners To Sign Charlie Austin


The Express are rather surprisingly reporting late tonight that Newcastle have moved into pole position to sign our top target – QPR striker Charlie Austin –  but we wonder if this report can be believed.

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Charlie Austin – Newcastle in pole position

The latest news is that Southampton have offered close to the required £15M for Austin – £13.75M – but the report is that Steve McClaren and the Newcastle Board have come in with an even higher offer.

We find that a little hard to believe,  and we know the Saints are serious when they go after any target, and £13.75M is above what we’ve been told Newcastle have been willing to offer in the past – which is said to be around £10M.

The news is that the Saints are still keen on the player but that  West Ham and Chelsea are watching developments, and seem unwilling to offer the £15M that QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand wants for his top player.

We think Charlie is worth £15M to Newcastle, so we are hoping this report is accurate and that we’ve offered the £15M or very close to it to QPR – but we have our doubts.

However there’s been news today that Newcastle will offer the Englishman the famous number  9 shirt to join the club, and there has also news today that our current number 9 Papiss Cisse will be sold in the summer, with the club now willing to listen to offers.

So at least that seems to back up this report – kind of.

Charlie had a great first season in the Premier League last term,  scoring 18 Premier League goals in just 36 appearances for relegated QPR.

Newcastle need a big breakthrough like this in the transfer market this summer,  if we are to put the Geordie pride back into Newcastle United.

Charlie Austin would be a fantastic signing for us.

We hope the report is true.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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139 comments so far

  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Next seasons team
    Krul
    Janmaat ??? Colo Hiadara
    Colback Song
    Sissoko De Jong Cabella
    Austin

    30-35 mill for that

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Needs to be seen if the No9 shirt swings it – he does not want to leave London

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  • tequilamag

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #3

    WWSBRD is ??? the CH formerly known as Willo ?

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #4

    BWB
    Not to say I believe this ‘bid’ but if we have bid then we have word he will come, probably already agreed tentative details, would be silly business if we hadnt heard from his agent that he was keen…but then this is NUFC

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #5

    14M bid for him – when everyone knows the asking proce is 15M – is it that important for FatAsh to drive a bargain?
    He has already alienated the majority of French owners with his attitude – now working on the UK – TO$$ER

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #6

    tequila
    Haha no just couldnt think of a CB we have been linked with that wasn’t Matip

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #7

    wwsbrd – u still think Colo will be here next year? He has had some savage attention from the same fans that took pride in the Colo song

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Ah stick Dunk in there and thats ur team for 25 mill meant to be a budget of 60mill yeah? Ashley would love me handling transfers! I got a spare 35 mill to splash about!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Overtheline
    You ridicule my comment that you have to make a profit or borrow money to be able to buy players. How else can you buy players? Rob a bank?

    Your comparison of profits made and players bought is irrelevant. That’s because clubs do borrow and decide to mortgage their future. Have you seen from your own figures that Chelsea’s net debt is over £1bn?

    I have no problems borrowing to invest provided the players bought at the start of the season could be sold at the end of the season for the same amount paid or more, if you wanted to sell. But we buy duds most often. I wouldn’t want to borrow and invest on the old man’s recommendations. If it was your own money, I don’t believe you’d back Carr and Charnley.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #10

    BWB
    Dont think he will have a choice bud, dont see anyone lining up to meet our valuation of him and if hes here he is starting games

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Blackley
    What duds have we bought?

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  • tequilamag

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #12

    WWSBRD I have no idea who any of them are.I think he should be scary though can`t remember the last real terrifying player we had in defence

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s the daily express so bad I thought their website was a dodgy Itk website lol

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #14

    tequila
    Oh yes I want a horrible git in the mold of Skrtl or Agger, Eastern European Id be happy with

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Negatron
    Where did you get your figure for free advertising? £10m was it? £10m! Did you dream that up? Where?

    Sunderland have a similar size stadium and appearances on tv. How much do they get? What is their total commercial income including stadium advertising?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #16

    WWSBRD
    Dragovic!!!

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  • willowdalerez

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #17

    We should pay the 15m and bring Austin in. He would immediately give a threat up front and just who else is available for that role if someone else does come in for him (Dost about the only serious contender of note unless there’s a secret deal that none of the papers have wind of)

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah somebody who eats raw herrings for breakfast

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #19

    TFL
    Haha I was holding back from saying it mate but hes in my top targets as we both know

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #20

    oh yes WWSBRD

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  • tequilamag

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #21

    A man who would run through a breezeblock wall for you

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #22

    WWWSBRD
    The last biggest dud was Cabella. You like him I believe. How much did we pay for him? We’d never get our money back. The kid is pants in this league. Rivi is another one. Then Gouffran and De Jong. We wasted money on De Jong’s brother too. Chucky. What was that about?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #23

    Niklas Sule he’s a mean b*stard only 19 but gonna be an awesome cb

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  • tequilamag

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #24

    sorry Belfast don`t want to get you in trouble

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Give it up Welshie. I will be emailing Ed with your regular name before bed.
    Regular poster turned rouge. The net is closing in.

    Sleep well.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #26

    WWWSBRD
    Tiote, Sissoko, Cabaye, Cisse, Janmaat are internationals. Every EPl coach would’ve had them on their radar. It’s no surprise that they improved the team.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Somebody who eats raw herrings pre game, half time and after the game. Ryan Shawcross for me.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Belfast could we get Shawcross though? I can’t see him leaving stoke tbh

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  • tequilamag

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Blackley if you care to examine any clubs transfer dealings over the past 5 years you will find every club buys a high proportion of duds. Your obsession with Carr to deflect from Mash is laughable.
    The chances of him getting his top picks signed are low and he has had a decent record of getting players in that made the money to pay for the duds you point out. Mash has a 0 net spend on transfers over his ownership.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Don’t mention breezblocks Tequila

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Blackley
    Well we disagree on Cabella I still think he will be very good for us, as for how much we paid for him somewhere between 7.5-12 mill depending on who u read. Rivi isnt particularly good so far but again righting off a player after one season is over the top imo

    Gouffran was around 1 mill which is nothing and when he first came in, as a stop gap, he was pretty good in all fairness and by the account I heard he was Pardews pick. De Jong cant be judged he has barely played not least because our medical staff is terrible and Luuk was a striker who we played as a deep lying CAM not really Carr’s fault the tactics were completely wrong

    Ferrerya cost little by all accounts and was pretty low risk to take him on loan also widely spread it was Colo who pushed to get him in not any of our scouts

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #32

    I would love for austin 2 come here. But it’s hard to believe this report. Firstly we’ve bidded 14 million, u can see why that’s hard to believe. Southampton let us outbid them by 250,000, im sure they will come back with another offer.
    If this article is actully true, chelsea & West ham are waiting to pounce, & steal him off us. Both London clubs.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Tiote, Sissoko, Cabaye, Cisse, Janmaat are internationals. Every EPl coach would’ve had them on their radar.

    So we shouldnt scout players who play for their national team?

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Toon from leeds

    A couple of threads ago you asked why messi hasn’t come to the prem if it’s the best league, in my opinion the prem is the 3rd best league for quality a close 3rd with Italians just behind in 4th. The Spanish league is by far the best league and standout league in terms of quality, the German league is 2nd.

    Spanish teams won CL and EL. Dortmund who finished 11th or lower stuffed Arsenal at home. Chelsea and Arsenal lost to 2 french teams, the quality in the prem has dropped dramatically, since the introduction of quotas!!

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #35

    Love it when fans are more concerned about finances than success – true FatAsh mould!

    Get a life – without ambition football is nothing – without he dream of Messi in Black n White what the point!

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Blackley

    If SDJ stays fit…at the minute it’s a big if, the lad is a class act….A really intelligent player who is also a presence in the opposing box. He’s a class act, issue though was a injury hit 1st season.

    Sometimes this can happen but let’s hope he’s over it though!!

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #37

    Our Toon
    It was Jib that said EPL was the best league not me, I was questioning him.
    I agree that the Spanish League is way ahead of us

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #38

    TFL

    Sorry buddy I was flicking through quickly and if I’m being honest I don’t read much of what jib puts on here….not after he thought Brazil was a club team!!

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #39

    Our Toon

    haha Jib is a tit, he was saying Dost would choose us over CL football because the EPL is the best.
    I was using messi as an example.
    Big players really only come here for the money

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jun 23, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #40

    My team next season with current players available.

    —————-Krul
    ——Saylor-Colo-Dummett
    Janmaat——————-Haidara
    ———-Tiote—–Anita
    —————De Jong
    ———Perez—-Cisse

    Bench:

    Riviere
    Williamson
    Aarons
    Abeid
    Darlow
    Lascelles
    Cabella

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