Ever since Harry Redknapp accepted the manager job at Newcastle in January of 2008 to replace the fired Sam Allardyce, and then changed his mind the next day – Harry has always said good things about Newcastle United.
There was news late last night in the Express that Newcastle were again favorites to sign Charlie Austin from QPR, and Harry was QPR manager most of last season managing Austin, until he resigned in early February of this year.
Harry Redknapp – gives the thumbs up for Austin to sign for Newcastle
Many think that Charlie Austin would be a great number 9 for Newcastle United, and certainly if we do manage to sign him it was be a big boost to the fans.
Newcastle fans need something good to happen in this summer’s transfer window – like we sign three or four really good players.
It seems like Newcastle, Southampton, Chelsea and West Ham are the four clubs still interested in signing the 25 year-old striker.
Harry has put a post up on www.kicca.com and Harry thinks Newcastle would be his best destination:
“A move to Newcastle would be the best one for Charlie Austin,” “He’s 25 and he’s scored some good goals and I think Newcastle would be a good move for him and a good challenge.”
“He’s a good lad and knows Steve McClaren from when Steve was at QPR and I reckon he’ll do well at Newcastle.” “He’s rumored to be on Chelsea’s radar as well but no disrespect to him, he won’t make their starting line-up.”
“They only play one up front and he’s not going to replace Diego Costa.”
That’s a very good point Harry makes about Chelsea – and Loic Remy played well when he got a chance last season, but he didn’t get many chances because of the great form of Diego Costa.
And the rumors now are that Loic wants to move on so he can play more than he does at Stamford Bridge.
We had all but given up hope that we can sign Charlie Austin, but there looks to still be a chance.
Newcastle need to get a (big) shot of ambition and make every effort possible to sign this lad – he would be simply great for Newcastle next season – and it could be a great move for Charlie too.