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Charlie Austin Wants Quick Deal This Summer

11:15 pm, Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin wants the fee QPR are asking for him to be cut,  because he fears that clubs are being out off by such a huge transfer fee (£15M) being put on his head by QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand.

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Charlie Austin in action last season

The Telegraph are reporting that QPR have not received one offer for their striker, so tat goes against yesterdays news that both Southampton and Newcastle had lodged fairly high bids close to £15M for the 25 year-old.

Newcastle, Southampton, West Ham United and Chelsea have been interested in the striker, and Charlie would like his future to be sorted out quickly, and doesn’t want this thing to drag on too long.

In fact there has been some conjecture in the press that’s exactly what QPR would like to do and wait until maybe August before clubs came in with some big bids for the QPR striker.

Charlie’s plea for a quick deal parallels Newcastle fans’ wishes that Newcastle begin to bring in some transfer targets early this summer, so they can have a full pre-season.

Charlie is also concerned that as the summer transfer drags on some clubs, who could be interested in signing him,  may turn to other candidates.

We don’t know why Newcastle are not going in there and trying to get a deal done right now, if indeed the news of yesterday that we have bid close to £15M for him is not true.

Newcastle must show more urgency and more ambition than we’ve seen so far in this summers transfer window.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    on his “dead”?

  • 2 Harley // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    This should be a priority signing. Everything must be done to make this happen. I still think £15m is a fair price.

  • 3 Belfast // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Hate that Blackley hahaha

  • 4 Belfast // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Big long post and new article pops up

  • 5 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    does he need to write something as long?

  • 6 Graeme // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    If it takes £15 mill – then it takes £15 mill – offer £12 mill and then negotiate. Its quite a normal business process to be honest.
    Oh, except if NUFC are involved!!!

  • 7 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    We supposedly offered £14 mil so go on mike add the extra £1 mil and we can have the quality striker we need

  • 8 JamesToon // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Goal understands that Ian Cathro and Paul Simpson are set to finalise newcastle’s back room staff with the pair being the only ones offered the roles by Newcastle.

    Not sure what’s happening with Steve Black though as I think we need him

  • 9 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    |I thought’t Black had already signed

  • 10 NOVA2967 // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Black has a month left on contract but free to leave after it runs out. $15 million for Austin isn’t the best value but I guess we don’t have our scouting network in form these last two years. $15 mill these last few years could of got… Lazarette, Bony, Pea, Bacca etc and they are all better than Austin who I rate around 8-10 with only one year left on his contract.

  • 11 OneAlanShearer // Jun 24, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Buy austin.

  • 12 usmagpie // Jun 25, 2015 at 1:40 AM

    And the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round.
    The wheels on the bus goes round and round all through the town.
    The management goes how much, how much, how much the management goes how much at all the transfer’s.
    Mike Ashley goes Wtf,Wtf,Wtf. Mike Ashley goes wtf, at all the management.
    The fans goes Wtf.Wtf.Wtf the fans go Wtf all of the time. Its official, I have lost my god damn mind!!!

  • 13 scout // Jun 25, 2015 at 5:37 AM

    Thursday and no sign of the horse and cart. Waste of time, been linked with every player going. Ill stop reading this now.

  • 14 toonincheek // Jun 25, 2015 at 6:02 AM

    Any valuation of Austin has to reflect his current contract status and I see a battle between Austin and QPR.

    in 1 year, Austin would be a free agent and able to negotiate a substantial signing on fee. Reasonable for him to be looking for some sort of signing on fee if he is transferred now.

    QPR seem to value him as if he was still on a long term contract. £15m is a lotta money for someone with only 1 year remaining on their contract. Too much, IMO, for Austin.

    I would be very happy if we signed Austin, even at £15m, if there were no agent or signing-on fees. That would require Austin to be the one to make the compromise.
    As it seems he is not all that keen to move to the northeast, I don’t see him giving in quickly,.

    Seems that we are about the only club interested. We may pay £15m in TOTAL but not £15m plus agent/signing-on fees.

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