The Charlie Austin pursuit by Newcastle United has quite easily been the saga of the summer transfer season, as it looks like Newcastle are in the driver’s seat to sign the 26 year-old but are unwilling to pay out the £15M QPR want for him.
We are therefore playing a waiting game of brinkmanship and hoping that as August 31st approaches QPR will settle for less than £15M – maybe even around £12M and we save £3M …….
Charlie Austin – saga of the summer
That’s what’s going on and there are a lot of things that Newcastle have left themselves open for in taking that strategy.
One of them is another club could come in at any time and sign him quickly and that’s that – we would have missed out on what would be a very good player for us.
The latest in this long saga is in the betting today – but remember the betting has already been closed on both West Ham and Newcastle getting Charlie Austin – and guess what – he’s still available and nothing has changed.
So odds-on favorites hasn’t meant much at all this summer as far as the betting goes for which club Charlie will sign for – if any.
The new news is that Everton are the odds-on bookies’ favorites to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin.
Charlie is 4/6 on SkyBet, 2/5 on BetFred and 1/2 on Ladbrokes to join Everton.
He is 3/1, 7/4 and 11/2 to join Newcastle on those same betting shops respectively.
Tottenham may be the danger club for Newcastle, if Manchester United come in with a huge bid for top young England striker Harry Kane, and if that happens Spurs would probably be quite willing to pay £15M to QPR for Austin.
Heaven knows how much the Red Devils would pay for Harry, but the local lad looks like a potential world-class striker – and £15M for Austin would look very cheap in comparison – to the White Hart Lane club.
And so it goes on ……. and on …… and on.
Charlie is in the QPR squad to play Charlton today – so lets hope he doesn’t get injured.