QPR seem to keep making statements to keep Charlie Austin in the news, and this is probably because they want to get something for Charlie should he not sign a new deal for QPR, and therefore becomes a free agent next summer.
It really depends what QPR’s situation is in January, and if they are at or near the top of the Championship they may want to keep Charlie on board, at least to help them get promoted – and then the question is whether he will sign a new deal with them.
Charlie Austin – could be sold in January
If they are not close to getting promoted come January, then it’s very likely they will be ready to cash in on their striker in the January transfer window, and a few Premier League clubs would be interested.
This is what the QPR manager has said about Charles today on the Get West London web-site:
“We hope we do have the speculation about Austin’s future because it shows he’s done well, and he scores a hatful of goals, and we find it difficult to keep him.”
“But right now, we’re looking short and medium term.” “We’ll see how success goes for us, and then look at the next transfer window.”
“Everyone’s got their price, but I’m happily flabbergasted that no one met ours in the last window.”
Well the general view was that he wasn’t worth the £15M QPR wanted for him, especially when he could become a free agent next summer, and because of some past injuries he’s suffered, which caused him to fail a medical at Hull two years ago
We don’t really know whether Newcastle United are still interested in Charlie – but if his price is around £8M in January, he could be a good buy for u.
And he’s a striker who has already shown he can score all kinds of goals in the Premier League, and last season he got 18 goals in just 35 league appearances.
In fact he’s scored goals wherever he’s played in his career.
We still think the 26 year-old would be a very good buy for Newcastle – and £8M for Charlie would be a good deal.
Charlie has four goals in five appearances so far this season for QPR, and they are 4th top of the Championship, 3 points behind leaders Brighton, who are managed by our former boss Chris Hughton.
What do you think?