After betting was halted yesterday on Charlie Austin moving to Newcastle the north-east club are expected to make a £15M bid for QPR striker Charlie Austin in the next 48 hours.
Charlie Austin – bids for him
With new manager Claudio Ranieri on board Leicester City would appear to be the main challengers and are expected to increase their first offer of £12M to £14M
QPR have also offered Charlie a new contract to stay, but if he wants to be in the England squad for the Euro 2016 Championships in France next summer, he needs to be playing in the Premier League.
It seems the big change at Newcastle that caused the betting to be halted is that we are now willing to bid the full £15M for Austin.
If that’s true, then the bid should be accepted by QPR, and we will be able to talk official with Charlie about terms.
But we have to believe he knows what the offer is from Newcastle so the next step could be a medical, and if he passes that he can sign.
But remember two years ago he failed a medical at Hull because of an old shoulder injury so let’s hope if he takes a medical at Newcastle he can pass it.
But people who put all the bets in must think Newcastle are in with a great chance, although there’s not much new news on the subject this morning.
There’s a claim his agent Muzzi Ozcan has said wished him all the best at Newcastle, but we cannot find that on his Twitter account.
Wish a successful career at his new team ( Charlie Austin )
— Muzzi Ozcan (@Muzziozcan) July 16, 2015
The claim is that the agent then later clarified that with another tweet (3 hours later) “Newcastle – Charlie Austin.” but that tweet has been deleted.
A deleted tweet is on on Muzzi’s Twitter account, but that’s hardly proof of anything.
So we’ll just have to wait and see.