It looks like Rob Lee has said in his Kicca column today what a lot of Newcastle fans are thinking – if we can sign Charlie Austin with a number of clubs after him, that will be terrific news for the Newcastle fans and the club itself.
From what we know of Charlie he would be great at Newcastle, and the 26 year-old would quickly become a Newcastle favorite as he puts those goals in for us.
Charlie Austin with the England squad in June
Yesterday things lit up at Newcastle around 3:00pm Newcastle time when the betting on Charlie moving to Newcastle was suspended by a number of betting shops when he was listed at 1/10 odds-on to sign for Newcastle.
When there’s news like that it’s hard to get the articles out and I messed up that first article if you are wondering what happened to it.
This is what Rob has written in Kicca:
“If Charlie Austin has signed for Newcastle that is great, great news for the fans and the club.”
“It shows real intent from the club and shows they are prepared to spend big and compete in the transfer market.”
“A lot of clubs were after Austin so it is great if he has chosen to go to Newcastle United.”
“Austin is British and he has shown he can score in the Premier League. That is just the kind of player the club needs.”
“He would be the second signing within a week I just hope there are three or more players on the horizon.”
“My message to the club is simple…..great signings but don’t stop now.”
We agree with Rob – Newcastle should keep going and sign more good players – we have plenty of money to spend.
Rob was at Newcastle for ten years from 1992 and he played 285 games for us with 33 goals and 3 assists.
It’s going to be an exciting time for Newcastle fans if and when we can get this lad through the door – the sooner the better.