It looks like Charlie Austin will not make a decision on which club he will join for another two weeks.
Charlie has just been married to his long-term partner Bianca Parker, and they are off to the Maldives for their honeymoon – so it’s first things first – and the clubs after him such as Newcastle United – will just have to wait for his decision.
Chelsea seem to have switched their attentions from Austin to another Newcastle target – Anderlecht’s 20 year-old Serbian International Aleksandar Mitrovic – and they have dropped in the betting for Charlie to 4th favorites at 5/1.
Charlie Austin – Newcastle still favorites
Bournemouth have come in at 3/1, and they have been spending money this summer to try to strengthen their squad.
A few days ago agreed to pay £8M for Ipswich Town defender Tyrone Mings – that’s a high fee for somebody who is untested in the Premier League.
Here’s the current odds on Sky Bet on where Charlie will end up this summer:
West Ham 3/1
The problem with any striker moving to Chelsea is that Jose Mourinho only plays one striker up front, and they already have top striker Diego Costa as their number one at the London club.
Other strikers at Stamford Bridge will not get too many games there, as Loic Remy found out last season.
Charlie would be a tremendous signing for Newcastle, and if he did sign, we would see young Geordie fans trying to get a look at him at the Benton training grounds – so it would also be a great choice for him.
Yes, there may be a little bit of bias in there.
But it will depend on what his new bride Bianca wants, and where she wants to live.
There have been rumors that Bianca wants to stay in the London area – so his decision could well rest with the new Mrs Austin.
It will be an important decision for him too, and if it is true that Bianca wants to stay in London, that would probably mean he would sign for West Ham.
If Charlie is a wise man, then he would sign on at West Ham under those conditions.
Believe me, I know what I’m talking about (well at least in this instance), having been married Madeline for 43 years.
Austin scored a great 18 Premier League goals in just 36 games last season, and the 6″ 2″striker would be given the iconic number 9 short at Newcastle if he did sign.
Charlie has only just been called up by England for the first time, and with Newcastle being such a high profile club – playing week in week out at Newcastle will hardly hurt his International chances.
Here’s Charlie’s Twitter account in case you want to send him a message – although he may not be checking his Twitter account anytime soon.