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.
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.