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Newcastle To Make Move For Austin And Take Spending To £50M

10:21 pm, Monday, July 27th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

It was interesting that Steve McClaren in his interviews after the game yesterday at Sheffield United, said that he wanted the new players to be signed as soon as possible, obviously so he can get them quickly into action, with the start of the Premier League season now less than two weeks away.

And the Chronicle is reporting that this week could be the week that Newcastle make a big push to sign Charlie Austin with news that Charlie indeed wants to join Newcastle United.

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Charlie Austin – Newcastle to make bid

Perhaps with the Championship season to kick off this coming weekend, Newcastle want to do the deal before then and get Charlie on board at Newcastle,  and he’s been training at QPR for a couple of weeks so he should be fairly fit.

It seems that Newcastle have not yet launched any formal bid, but that could come this week, as head coach Steve McClaren wants Charlie next through the door – after Chancel Mbemba hopefully signs for us by the end of the week.

Newcastle will presumably bid more than the £12M Leicester bid, but below the £15M QPR and take it form there.

Steve did say he hoped to have one or to coming in this week and if it’s two could be Chancel Mbemba and Charlie Austin – two more great signings for Newcastle and that would take our spending to £50M, assuming we pay £14.5M for Charlie – although it could be less than that.

It seems the only barrier to the deal is the transfer fee, with Charlie wanting to come and already having agreed to Newcastle’s compensation offer.

If we were to hard a guess we think Charlie had told Newcastle in early June he wanted to come to the club, before Simon Bird wrote that article in the Mirror on 6th June saying it was already a done deal.

On the fee we hope Newcastle can give a little and that QPR will do the same, so we can get a deal done for the 26 year-old striker – who will undergo a rigorous medical on Tyneside to ensure that shoulder is OK.

If we can get both Chancel Mbemba and Charlie Austin through the door before the start of next week – things will be buzzing in Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

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

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Is SM going for the all out attack so we don’t need a defence ploy?

  • 3 firebug666 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 4 worthing magpiee // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Breaking news!
    Big mikes got the bolts and cart,but hes lost the bloody horse!!

  • 5 G // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    I still suspect he would flop at the toon, but we need bodies. One more CB for me would be more of a priority.

  • 6 Belfast // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    The championship season kicks off next weekend Edward.

  • 7 Belfast // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Pushy Pardew in!

  • 8 nightfa11 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Cb should be a priority

    and as for attacker..i agree..we need one..but at least buy one, who can also play on the wing ffs..

    austin – good player, but not a smart purchase..

  • 9 Moonraker15 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    How many freakin centre backs do you think we need ffs?

  • 10 scout // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    50 million spend will be impressive. People must remember these are quality signings.

  • 11 Moonraker15 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    and how many wingers?

  • 12 nightfa11 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:33 PM


    4 good ones

  • 13 SUTTY1978 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    So this is based on the false assessment that SM said we were getting two new players this week, when he was actually talking about Mbemba and Mitro. Utter bollocks

  • 14 scout // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    1 in 2 goals in a rubbish team and he’s scored goals everywhere he’s been. You think its not smart? Get with the program, who do you want in?

  • 15 nightfa11 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:35 PM



  • 16 nufc 11 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Austin is pl proven mitrove isn’t and Austin is more likely to want to stick with nufc unlike others who prostitute themselves to bigger club’s at first chance still love Dawson to join and it will be a knockout window.

  • 17 Unplugged toon // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    He might go for the keegan approach we score more than they score but with our defence we could score 5 and concede 10

  • 18 gaz 44 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Tsunki all out attack worked for keegan,. Even Albert didn’t like to defend so I’m all for the we will score one more than you teqnique

  • 19 OneAlanShearer // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Some players are meant to play for certain clubs. Austin is meant to play for nufc. I just feel it’s the right fit. Then get another centre back to partner Mbemba, a holding midfielder and a winger…job done. Austin would be crazy to go anywhere else.

  • 20 doofa the loofa // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Worthing mag…

    Not bolt the horse on literally!! Haha

  • 21 OneAlanShearer // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Dawson is rubbish.

  • 22 nightfa11 // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:44 PM


    why would he be crazy? i cant see us palying with2 very similar strikers up front (you cant compare football form the 90s and todays)..its a big chance one of them will end up on the bench – which means unhappy expensive player..

    as for austin stats – same as cisses.. we might as well keep him..

  • 23 Belfast // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    We should definitely sign him in my opinion. The more goalscorers the better.

    I’m with Dennis twice.
    Attack Toon Attack !

  • 24 lesh // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    @1 It’s good to see that Ashley remains as popular as ever!

  • 25 will die for the toon army // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    I say Mcclaren go for the diamond formation:
    ………………………De Jong

  • 26 banjax // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    If we do sign Austin then more than likely we will see 4 or more of the existing squad going out the other way, which will hopefully add extra funds to the transfer kitty. Despite what McClaren says, if we can get £6m for Colo and get rid rid of his £70k per week wages – that on its own is a massive save for us and enough to fund the wages of two additional defenders. Along with Gouffran plus Williamson £2m a piece we should see enough wages for a decent full back cover on the left. Let’s hope Newcastle continue to sign more quality players.

  • 27 la.jim // Jul 27, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Could it be that McClaren is trying to recreate a version of the Entertainers ,by bringing in the big guns up front to score a sh@t load of goals?

  • 28 Sir Eric // Jul 27, 2015 at 11:00 PM


    It would be a Christmas miracle if someone was dumb enough to give us 6mil for Colo. 2mil would be generous.

  • 29 El Sleeve // Jul 27, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    post 25, thats a bloody good team, get a decent left back and we’re laughing.

    and Ed, please, no more Austin stories, he’s not even that good!!!

  • 30 The overrated Frenchman // Jul 28, 2015 at 3:00 AM

    From what I hear a good quality horse is expensive, so Ashley has opted for a sturdy donkey to attach to the cart….seems about right. If that doesn’t work, Mike could pull the cart himself, big fat pig that he is…

  • 31 mactoon // Jul 28, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    What is newcastles compensation offer and when did we make this offer?

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