26-year-old Charlie Austin started for QPR in their 2-0 loss at Charlton Athletic today, and he hit the post in the first half, before he was taken off late in the game after 86 minutes.
So it was not a good start for QPR in the Championship today.
Charlie Austin in action today at Charlton
After the game the QPR boss again talked up the fact he expected Charlie to be sold if the right offer comes in for him.
The transfer window slams shut three weeks on Monday night, and we’ll just have to wait and see if any club comes in with a bid of £15M for the striker, whose contract runs out next June.
This is what manager Chris Ramsey said after the game:
“If the owners get the right money, I think he will be moving on,” “He would be a big loss for any club in any division.”
“He’s going to be a massive gain for anybody that has the money to buy him.” “It’s out of my hands, it’s up to what the club wants to do.”
QPR paid £4M for him two years ago when they signed him after he had failed a medical at Hull City, and last season he scored a good 18 Premier League goals in 35 appearances for a struggling QPR side.
But it’s not clear if any club will come in for him before the end of the month – with Newcastle the club he has been expected to join.
Newcastle is said to be Charlie’s first choice, and the striker had this to say to BBC Sport after the game when asked if he would be leaving QPR:
“I’m available until I’m told otherwise.”
And so the saga goes on.