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Newcastle Move In With £15M Bid For Charlie Austin

11:07 pm, Saturday, July 4th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

The Express is reporting on Sunday that Steve McClaren thinks the good relationship he formed with Charlie Austin when Steve was at QPR for three months two years ago,  could tip the balance Newcastle’s way in being able to sign the in-demand QPR striker, who is still on honeymoon after being married last weekend.

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Charlie Austin – Newcastle moving in for the striker

The news is that Newcastle are now willing to pay £15M to get the deal completed,  after the London club rejected a  £12M  bid from Leicester late last week.

That’s all that’s in the Express report,  but if it’s true it means that Newcastle are moving in and bidding what QPR are asking for Charlie, and the bid therefore should be accepted – always assuming the Express report is accurate.

With Lee Charnley in charge of transfers along with the new Board of Directors, it’s not clear whether owner Mike Ashley has to sanction each bid made by Newcastle this summer.

But if he has, then it looks like the Newcastle owner has given the go-ahead to bid what QPR are asking for their prized asset, and that would be good news for Geordie fans.

Newcastle bidding for Austin this weekend is also consistent with local news reports which suggested this weekend would be a crucial one for Newcastle in their moves for some of our top targets.

We are hoping this report is accurate and the next step should be that QPR accept the bid, which would allow Newcastle to be the first club to talk to Austin about terms, and we hope they offer him a good deal.

Charlie Austin signing for Newcastle would be a huge step forward in the transfer window for Newcastle this summer, and would definitely help us to bring in some of our other targets.

Comments welcome.

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

17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 beermonkey // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    according to the clubs media partner the mirror its a done deal

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    beer…which one?

  • 3 beermonkey // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:11 PM


    the mirror said it was a done deal over a week ago

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:12 PM


  • 5 tynesidetommo // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    Of course we have – it’s Sunday and we have been told often enough that the lad is desperate to escape the buzz of London for The Metro.

  • 6 beermonkey // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:17 PM


    yeah Austin it was all over the back page

  • 7 Bambams // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Sunday paper selling title….

  • 8 chasing_rabbits // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:24 PM


    Clubs “media partner’s” latest article…

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Beer…regardless I do think something needs to happen next week!

  • 10 will die for the toon army // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Wat is true? Rolan or Austin

  • 11 tynesidetommo // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    No bid has been lodged. Just Ed rehashing the usual Sunday Brown Stuff.

  • 12 beermonkey // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    chasing rabbits

    Austin to Chelsea he would be mad to go there, they only ever play with one striker and have just signed falcao add that to remy and costa

    surprised no1 in the prem has gone in for van persie looks like he could be off to fenerbache

    we don’t go in for marquee signings anymore but you cant ignore the cash some of these players even aging ones can generate in merchandising
    again something the club doesn’t seem to exploit is that cos the Ashley gets it all not the club and marquee signings want a %

  • 13 banjax // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Well is it dreamtime or nightmare Saturday. We have the Sunday People saying we are beating Sunderland to Dutchmam Wijnaldum for £15m, then we have a report from France that we have bid £10.5m for Diego Rolan. Finally we have the Sunday Express reporting Newcastle have bid the QPR asking price of £15m for Chaz Austen – that’s a total of £40 Million quid. Well do you believe it ?

  • 14 will die for the toon army // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Chelsea is a good deal for Austin.
    1. Salary will be higher than NUFC. He is a married man.
    2. Win Trophies. All he needs is 11 appearances. 1 appearance for Cups.
    3. He stays in London.

  • 15 tynesidetommo // Jul 4, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Chasing rabbits we’re talking Alan Oliver ffs

  • 16 SA Toon // Jul 5, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    WDFTTA. I disagree. Austin is too young to sit on the bench and even though he had a good season last time out, he isn’t exactly an established striker. Imo he needs to go to a club where he can establish himself as a strike force in the Premier League and in a year or two (if his career has progressed the way everyone seems to think it will) he can try and make himself available to one of the big London clubs. The lad mustn’t get ahead of himself or it could all end in tears for him. I’m still hopeful he will see it that way and realize that he could become a legend at SJP, but his family commitments may persuade him to stay in London. One way or the other, this must get sorted this week so that we can move on. The only way to do that is to make the offer to pay the £15m so that we can talk to him. If he’s not keen, then move on. There are plenty of other good options available at the moment.

  • 17 Moonraker15 // Jul 5, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    I don’t think you appreciate how frustrating it is to train all week knowing you are not even on the bench at the weekend!

    I think it’s between us and West Ham if they are in for him. Chelsea won’t bid for him anyway unless they sell Remy.

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