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.
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.