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Charlie Austin Reacts To Reports He Wants £80K/Week

9:13 am, Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 14 Comments

There was a report yesterday in the People that was kind of hard to believe, because after two months of the striker being in the headlines, suddenly the reason he is still at QPR is that he is asking for £80K/week in wages.

It was a Sunday and so a new angle on Charlie Austin was needed – so we suppose that was it.

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Charlie Austin – well at least he has a sense of humor

This is how the big striker reacted to the news on his Twitter Account

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

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jib // Jul 27, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    He doesn’t deny it , does he ?

  • 2 lesh // Jul 27, 2015 at 9:19 AM


    He’s as good as denying it going by the look of his tweet!

  • 3 lochinvar // Jul 27, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Well done Charlie – good laugh.
    Now then what’s this about Mrs. Austin wanting £80K a week ?
    Bet Fenwicks and Bainbridge ( sorry John Lewis ) hope that happens !
    You’ll both be very welcome !

  • 4 catchy in norway // Jul 27, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    when shearer signed all those moons ago , 15mil his wage was 85k a week then boosted by the arival of PK due to clauses in his contract , 18 years later , why is so bad for a player to ask for 85k a week ?.

    Lazy sturidge is on more than that.

    good goal scorers win games

  • 5 hibbit // Jul 27, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    wdftta would you be happy going into the chelsea game with a back 4 of biggi taylor colo fergie even the thought of it has me worried

  • 6 Ron Knee // Jul 27, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Me too!

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    I can understand Austin is upset when in reality he only wants £79k a week…not £80k as quoted!

  • 8 Mister Tuff // Jul 27, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    A couple of posters have already mentioned that Mbembas’ application for a visa/work permit is NOT an appeal – this is the correct position. THe FA panel which sits on Thursday have to endorse (or otherwise) his application – then it goes to the Home Office. If he fits the criteria –playing a certain percentage of games for his country in the last 2 years etc – his application wil be endorsed by the FA and then should be rubber stamped by the Home Office.
    If the FA do not endorse his application he could the APPEAL their decision.
    But so far it is a straightforward application and NOT an appeal.

  • 9 cyprus // Jul 27, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    You have to feel for this Austin dude. I mean, just married, must buy a decent mansion and do you have any idea how much a Ferrari service costs? I say give him that 79,999.

  • 10 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Catchy…Austin is no Shearer not by a stretch 😉

  • 11 ArtyH // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Looking at the big picture as has been said Shearer who is a local lad was on more than this 15 years ago and there was not as much T.V money in the game, fact. Also at the time HIS transfer fee was a record fee for NUFC, its peanuts now for the big clubs,fact. So in real terms its all about the £15m transfer fee for a player who has had one successful season in the EPL, with one year left on his contract. It all boils down to value for the player, if he stays at the club for three years, its easy maths, its £5m per year for a top striker if he can play to his potential, or even better if he stays for 5 years its only £3m per year, getting on to the value Shearer represented. IF he can replicate Shearer it would be excellent business, but will the club take the chance??? I think they are still balking at the one year £15m transfer fee, and come to think of it, why has no other big club come storming in and just paid for him and closed the deal???

  • 12 kakaobi // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    I think Austin will be a Newcastle player by the time we play WHU away it’ll go to the last minute pick him up for £7m plus a few add ons

  • 13 Mickalonius // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Shearer so was not signed for 85k per week, he signed for 25k per week! A lot in 1996, his wages grew over time…

  • 14 ArtyH // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    @Mickalonius, just saying that Shearer was the highest earner at the club, it was part of his contract and it was years ago and the T.V money was a fraction of what it is today. just trying to get things into proportion. Dont forget if Ashley wanted to he could inject £100m of his own money and it would be like pocket change to you and I, its proportionality. We have been short changed for the last 8 years, so whatever is paid for now for players is a long time due. Ashley has multiplied his fortune on the back of NUFC so we deserve a bit of investment now. Instead of Won&* on the shirts I would accept $h&% Direct as its all over the stadium so we may as well get paid for it! Then it would have to show up in the accounts….or not. Just my way of trying to justify what has happened to our club over the past 8 years. We have sunk to the lower end of the EPL, but yes no debt so is this a starting point for further investment, lets hope so, I would like to think the club is now going to be run correctly and have a decent coach.

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