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Newcastle Can Make Excellent Proposal To Charlie Austin

1:37 pm, Monday, July 13th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 53 Comments

It’s not the first time its been mentioned – that Newcastle are unwilling to pay the £15M requested for Charlie Austin – for a player who becomes a free agent next summer when his contract at QPR runs out and he will be available for no transfer fee.

But Charlie himself will be anxious to leave the club this summer, so he has a chance of making the England squad for next summer’s Euro 2016 Championships in France.

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Charlie Austin – Newcastle would be a good move for him

The Chronicle is reporting today that Newcastle are unwilling to pay the £15M for Charlie Austin, even though Leicester City have had n initial  £12M bid turned down by QPR.

It seems that Newcastle’s unwillingness to match the fee QPR could become a big problem for the Magpies,  especially if some club comes in and bids the full £15M to get Charlie – which is very possible.

However, the good news is that Newcastle want Charlie on Tyneside, and we assume the rumor that he doesn’t want to move his family to the north-east could be false.

The way Newcastle are seemingly willing to build up their squad this summer and spend some big money, could provide Austin an excellent platform next season to score some goals at a club that is always high profile.

And it would be even better if Charlie is wearing the iconic number 9 shirt.

For a player who was able to score 18 Premier League goals in 35 league games for a struggling QPR last season, that’s the proposal Newcastle will put to Charlie,  and it’s a good one.

Newcastle are making the chances but we just don’t have enough players who can put the ball in the back of the net as we witnessed at Gateshead on Friday night.

But it will be of no use if another club comes in and outbids Newcastle for the 6ft 2ins striker.

QPR will want the biggest fee possible for Charlie, and  just like Anderlecht are willing to sell Mitrovic to Newcastle because we offered the most for him – so will QPR want to sell Charlie to the highest bidder.

If Newcastle stick to their guns and don’t bid above £12M for him, it’s difficult to see how he could end up on Tyneside with other clubs willing to pay more than the Magpies for him.

Comments welcome.

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

53 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 richyg01 // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    The more strikers we look at, then the further we move away from Charlie.

    But, as we know, it could well be worth paying the extra couple of million in order to get Charlie as experience of playing in the EPL is priceless, we need a striker who can hit the ground scoring and not take a few months to come good, I mean look at Cabella, he is still bedding into the EPL after 1 season.

  • 3 will die for the toon army // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Does he deserve the No. 9 shirt?

  • 4 optimistic prime // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Austin not in

  • 5 Mickalonius // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Jail for Ashley – give it a rest…

  • 6 will die for the toon army // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    I think we are back to our quite days no transfer news. Mitrovic, Austin, Matip, Cisse, Sissoko, Rudiger, Aymen.

    Same old stories jst twisted.

  • 7 Mister Tuff // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Mr Tubbs…………………………………OOT
    Ian Toon…………………………………..OOT
    Ian Toons new list of blog friends…..OOT
    Geordie2 ………………………………….IN

  • 8 Ian Toon // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Austin would hit the ground running. Maybe not the galactio signing many want. Austin was a big fish in a small pond at QPR with the team geared to suit his strengths. This does tend to make you look better than you actually are. He would not have to play at a higher level so I would hope we can sign him.

  • 9 Ian Toon // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Do you not find it tiring being so paranoid all the time?

  • 10 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    i’d take mitrovic please and forget about austin !

    the more the days go bye the more i’m not convinced austin is right for us imo ! mit is a much better fit.

    and tbf i’d take cisse as a second main striker if not bas dost before austin.

  • 11 Jib // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    From previous
    If Mitrovic stays until he is 25 – he will be getting regular CL footy here (fingers crossed)

  • 12 Rotonda heights // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:01 PM


    I think the reverse is the case. With only 1 year left on austin’s contract QPR will be the ones panicking. no big club has come in and offered anywhere near 15m. on this occasion i think nufc are quite right not to give in.

  • 13 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    On Mitrovic, my negetivity is solely based on that we shouldn’t be chasing someone who dosn’t want to be here as his first choice. We shouldn’t be wasting our time like we have so many times in the past.

    Im a little miffed that he is not over here while his family are.

    The reason, there are conflicting reports that the fee has been agreed so im failing to understand why he is not over here. Im all for a dad looking after his son and wanting the best for him but at the same time I don’t want us chasing a lad that really dosn’t want to be here as a first choice. We need away from that.

    I hope they gave Austin just as much energy mind.

  • 14 Mag52 // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    If this Mitrovic character has half the character, determination and application as his fellow Serb Djokovic has, then he’ll be we’ll worth the wait.

  • 15 JDdubai // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Austin will only come if Mitrovic says no thanks.

    I really dont think we thought we had a good chance with Mitrovic, thats why the Austin deal picked up speed, then when it appeared we actually have a chance with him then the Austin news disappears.

    Only 1 top CF this summer and 1 backup if we lose Cisse.

    Only 1 CB this summer unless 2 leave- with Colo, Willo and Saylor out of contract next summer it gives us a clear break from many of the underperforming players- Obertan too next summer.

    Come on Pards, take Colo darn sarf.

  • 16 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    @12 rotonda

    think you have it right there !

    he’s not worth 15mil imo more like 10mil and thats inflated because he’s english.

    liverpool have spoilt it for everyone imo paying/selling for stupid prices has sent english players value’s through the roof when you can get twice the player for half the value elsewhere. and tbf we did it with carroll so we are no better.

    if teams dont value him at 15mil and he ends up staying they are knackered next season as he will not be a prem striker anymore and he will mostly disapear into the under 10mil if they are lucky catagory and thats if anyone is interested at all.

  • 17 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    @13 toon

    i see what your saying but imo i’d rather have someone who’s a class above playing for us even if we are not his first choice than someone who is our current level who will come to us easily !

    that way we will improve our level and attract better players than simply just staying the same.

  • 18 Ian Toon // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    You don’t get out much do you? Try reading and not posting for a while. You build up a fairly clear idea what bloggers are like and what they’re not like. They get bored with the same old stuff . Bloggers seek a wide range of arguments and perspectives. Try taking a step back and look more objectively. For many at present they’re trying to work out whether your permanently -issed as in cross or as in intoxicated?
    But what they do know already is that your not a -issed genius.

  • 19 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    @3 will

    imo no he does not !

    to me that shirt should be earned and cisse atm for his goals and importance to us deserves it this season.

    if who ever comes in is a class act and outshines cisse this season then they deserve it next season imo.

  • 20 sparky55 // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    The desire to play for newcastle in the premiership should be there long before the agents start haggling with Penfold over money otherwise we’re just wasting our time.

    Austin won’t come because his Mrs wants to stay down south. If he’s not prepared to sit her down and tell her he wants to wear the No 9 shirt of newcastle more than anything else in his life right now then there’s no point having him on board, same goes for Mitrovic.

    No point taking anyone for all the wrong reasons because they always end up costing you money. Ashley loves to buy slightly tarnished good on the basis they’re cheap,…and that might work with clothing sportswear tat but don’t work with players with family as agents chasing big pay days over everything else.

    They can both fcuk off as far as I’m concerned.

  • 21 will die for the toon army // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    If Cisse leaves, I wld keep the No. 9 shirt in the closet for Mitrovic or Austin or Perez or Rivere to earn it. Mcclaren shld leave it open.

  • 22 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Players that come to us as their first choice have us as their first because that is their level. If we want to move forward we need to be targeting players at a level above, and that means having to work hard to persuade them to come. They won’t always choose us, but it shows ambition from the club.

    It baffles me that people aren’t keen on having ambitious players. If they come here and perform then it improves our club and our standing amongst other players.

    Austin isn’t exactly pushing for a move here either, do you really think we are his first choice?

  • 23 martoon // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    JDdubai @15 – I tend to agree. Mitrovic was first choice with Austin as back-up. It probably played into our hands that Austin wanted to wait until back from honeymoon – it gave us a chance to negotiate with Mitovic. From what McClaren said about Cisse it sounded like he wanted him to stay so it is difficult to see why we would get Austin as well – we have young Perez also. I’d love lots of striking options but realistically we need a good defender if not two!

  • 24 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:30 PM


    There doing it with Thauvin aswell, apparantly he dosn’t want to come and wants to remain at Marseille. Im all for trying, so long as there is no silly time wasted when it drags on and becomes evident he will only be coming because of the money and contract length. There has to be a line somewhere and move onto other targets.

    I get what your saying though and if he is top class it will elevate us in regards to future players.

    Im unsure that he is top level like, he dosn’t have an ounce of experience in this league and that could be a problem. He has to hit the ground running if he comes in, if I’v got to wait for another player to bed in I’ll go mad! Just watching Riviere last season was very hard work.

    I do wish they would get some experienced players through the door from this league. It’s half the battle.

  • 25 Our Toon // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Toon prodigy

    With the mentality you have buddy we will never improve. Just stop and think about it from the players point of view or the fathers point of view. To you it’s a sport and you get enjoyment out of it, for the mitrovic’s it’s about his life and more importantly his career.

    The double standards on here is hilarious, the Mitrovic saga is the equivalent of Loic Remy….We are asking mitrovic to choose money over ambition. Players of his ilk need to be woo’d because we’ve been utter shite for a decade.

    We can negotiate for more than 1 player at 1 time, we will have back ups in mind amd will have put the feelers out but so some patience man, I’d take an ambitious player who wants better than a player who happy to just plod along and content with life with no ambition at all!!

  • 26 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Lil, that could be a reply to you also fella. Im just nipping out for dinner and I’ll pop back in a bit.

  • 27 Ian Toon // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    I agree with much of what you have to say. Every fans desire is to see an individual player signed improve the collective unit/ team . That said using Perez as an example I personally also would like to see the best of him in a Newcastle shirt. Likening the KK team the entertainers we were building constantly towards improving. The selling of Cole was on a promise to fans to ultimately sign Ferdinand.
    It would be good to think that finally we can through McC growth club – a bit like Wenger at Arsenal. Is this too much to hope for? Or is it
    Merely what being a fan is all about?

  • 28 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Our Toon,
    People want the club to be ambitious but they don’t want the players we sign to be. Doesn’t seem to make sense to me. How many players who played in last seasons Champions League group stages would have Newcastle as their first choice.

    Do we reckon Wijnaldum would have joined if a bigger club had had a bid accepted? Do we think Austin would join if Liverpool bid for him, or Spurs?

  • 29 microbar // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    The way Newcastle are seemingly willing to build up their squad this summer.

    Where is the evidence of this ed approx 14 m spent on one player.with a possible two going out for around the same.
    Total net spend Zero that’s how Ashley works.

  • 30 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    out of all our players we have very few that are realisticly above our level and lets be fair we are only a mid table team at best !

    i’m sure swansea/west ham /everton ect ect all think by their fans they are equal or even better than us on their teams blog.

    as i see it we have janmaat and siem who i personally think are above our level and now wijnaldum everyone one else i class as good players for us are our level and a fair few below tbh.

    to push up we need luck /lies and money too get the better players and if we get 11 of those class above players the next season is a lot easier to convince and keep a better class of player.

    we wont be a top 4 team even if we sign 8 top class players unless we are really lucky imo but we can force the top 6 as we seem to be able to get the right players in without wasting 33mil on flamino or 35mil on carroll or 49mil on sterling.

    we need to aim for liverpool/spurs and i’ll be very very proud if we finish above them 🙂

  • 31 Our Toon // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:04 PM


    It’s baffling to me buddy it really is. I can think of many unambitious players at the club such as Obertan, Gouffran etc these lads know they aren’t good enough for CL teams so are content at NUFC….are these the types people would prefer?

    Nufc appeals to me as it’s my hometown team, when travelling abroad for meetings etc I always tell if asked that I support nufc, generally it’s met with a bit of banter but always asked why not an arsenal or a man utd etc. Let’s face it we are a big club in our heads and the only thing that appeals to anyone is MONEY they can get by joining us.

    If we want to progress we need players like Mitrovic, if we want better players to join us they’ll look at signings like him and Wijnaldum think we are building something here. We have nothing to offer other than the hope of something better. I’d wait for mitrovic than sign an overrated Austin or a Riviere type of forward

  • 32 armchair fan // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    I think the club actually does have some ambition, as to how much that is you and I don’t know. They’re just struggling to get players in due to past actions of Ashley.

    I remember seeing the list of players we’re after for the next two-three years and it honestly does get you really excited seeing who is on our radar.

  • 33 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    How did you manage to see a list of our targets for the next 2/3 years, and who was on it?

  • 34 hibbit // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:11 PM

    armchair i dont think anyone out side the club has any idea if the club have a list

  • 35 The Newcastle Armchair // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:12 PM

    Switching my name from ‘Armchair Fan’. Let me know if anyone wants a seat

  • 36 Novocastrian66 // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    I know footballers can be a little self centred but I cannot see Mitrovic’s family all tipping up in Newcastle at the weekend if he wasn’t interested in coming.

  • 37 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    The fact his family and agent are here, but he isn’t suggests to me that we still haven’t agreed a fee, but are negotiating and have been given consent to discuss terms.

  • 38 scottoon // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Hoping the Mitrovic deal comes together. For me he is one to build around, a true danger man that takes his opportunities….a true number 9. I suspect Austin could be that player as well but as has been observed already, he has no real sell on value. Mitrovic is all upside potential.

    What disappoints me is the complete lack of substance to any dealings for the two CBs we desperately need. Lots of rumour, but we need to see a sign of true intent if I am to start to believe in the new level of ambition that some are saying is on display.

  • 39 Our Toon // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:17 PM


    Spot on mate the fact the lad isn’t here himself says we most likely haven’t agreed a fee for him.

  • 40 Lilongwe Geordie // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:19 PM

    Our Toon,
    Mitrovic’s agent, Zahavi, was quoted by a number of sources saying that terms on a 5 year deal were agreed. Maybe Mitrovic has agreed to join already, but the club are trying to haggle on the price still.

  • 41 scottoon // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    I don’t read anything into Mit not being in town. He will wait until he has to report for a medical. Just how it is done.

  • 42 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:30 PM

    which club do you like the most and which league do you want to play in ????

  • 43 Novocastrian66 // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    LG; agree with that and I think he is interested in coming.

  • 44 jazzyp // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Inter are being forced to either sell Shakiri or Santon due to the new 25 man rule in Italy.
    And as they have signed 3-4 foreign players already I would love Shakiri especially at 12 mill.
    Thauvin although may be a hidden gem,Shakiri has been there and done it. Still a young lad and would definitely be worth a 5 year deal

  • 45 scottoon // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    So out of curiousity, of all the CBs we have been linked with, who do we want on board? 1st and 2nd choice….

    For me……Rudiger and Adennour.

  • 46 Jail for Ashley // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Well done, some perspective !

  • 47 davis_toons // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    “he’s not worth 15mil”

    ..yeah..we should get him next season. The club needed to get rid of big wages as well i believe and he is out of contract next season ..why should we pay to their asking price.

    He is not Alan Shearer.

  • 48 toon kk // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    We may love our club, but it’s a brave decision for any player coming in, there’s been a lot of turmoil around the club and we were nearly relegated, hardly a prosperous club to join for any player. No wonder players think twice.
    I’m sure we’ll get some new faces in but it won’t be easy attracting the players we want.

  • 49 croftus5678 // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    @45 scot

    for me its;


    tbh though at the start i would have accepted micah richards but the club has led the way with the caliber of player we are currently going after that i must keep reminding myself not to be greedy.

  • 50 Toon-Prodigy // Jul 13, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Reet am back maccy d’s in hand. Bit im off to sleep after this for work tonight.

    Lads, I hope you’s arn’t thinking I don’t want ambitious players here, because I do, that’s just bollocks. I just DONT want players here who didn’t want to be here to start with. With only the basis of a good contract and the only accepted fee with the selling club the reason him being here. That dosn’t sit well with me at all. Wijnaldum wants to be here, we beat top European teams to his signature, I love that the club has went out and showed that kind of ambition and has tried and he wants to genuinely be here. The lad is smiling from ear to ear making all the right noises. That’s what it’s all about.

    There is a difference from going out and getting top players who want to be here, and bringing players in or wasting time trying to get players in who never fancied coming here to begin with. You have to want to play for the club is what im saying first and foremost. Not come as a last resort. That is just my opinion.

    There has been alot of noises from the father that Newcastle is not his prefered choice and they are waiting for other clubs offers.

    He may be a cracking player but im wondering why he will want to come to his last resort if he is the real deal? Where are all these top clubs, top four clubs etc? Why arn’t they in for him?

    If we genuinely have a choice between Mitrovic and Austin, I’d take Austin first, purely because of his performances in this league last season in a poor team. He has proven he is capable for me. His value will rise if he gets over 15 goals next season at this level, if he does it the following season we will double are money easy with him being English, not that I’d want to sell him like if he did well.

    We will never get a proper english centre forward that has proved his worth in this league for 15 mil again, that’s my opinion on him potentially coming here. They should of snapped him up well before now.

    I’ll drop in tonight, happy blogging lads.

  • 51 1892 TURPS // Jul 13, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Hey hey, does anyone here know if the toon matches in USA are going to be televised or if not if there is somewhere they can be streamed? Cheers lads

  • 52 mactoon // Jul 13, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    This is ridiculous we haven’t shown the least bit interest for Austin as far as I can tell. He is an English, proven Premiership goalscorer yet we seem to be pulling all the stops out to persuade mitrovic’s father that his son will be looked after when the player DOESN’T WANT TO COME!

    Just focus on Austin and make a realistic bid with possibly the addition of a fringe player who QPR could use.

  • 53 PapissGottaBrandNewBag // Jul 13, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    @ MacToon

    How many players want to leave Europe to join a team that struggled with a relegation battle last season? It’s obviously going to take some persuading in any form of football I don’t know how any player can be persuaded to join the premier league as our media is the worst in Europe for getting on a players back! Mitrovic’s father does need persuading in the same way wijnaldum needed persuading we keep saying Austin is a proven goalscorer he’s had one season in the premier league James Beattie grant holt Michael ricketts Malcolm Christie and David Nugent all had one good season in the premier league doesn’t make them world beaters over night Mitrovic has a really good all round game from what I seen in the champions league plus he’s 20 years old he’s good in the air can hold it up and isn’t goal shy hence why teams of the stature of Roma and Porto or attributed with an interest for him… Austin has been linked with West Ham and Leicester City? (Concrete evidence of enquiries and bids) I understand media is saying Liverpool and Chelsea but let’s be honest he’d be 3rd string at Chelsea and Liverpool sign about 30 players a season 2 of which look decent let’s not get carried away about Charlie ‘had one good season’ like Harry Kane who had a poor second half of a season last year give the lads time to prove it year in and out

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