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This Is The Striker Newcastle Should Sign In January

2:23 pm, Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

The fact that QPR have fallen down the Championship and at the moment are in 13th place on 20 points from 13 games means they are already a full 12 points behind 3rd placed Burnley and their chances of promotion this season seem to be somewhat  remote.

That probably means they will be very willing to sell their top star Charlie Austin in January, rather than losing him as a free agent in the summer – and there’s now no way that Charlie would want to stay at QPR.

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Charlie Austin – sign this striker in January

There was a remote chance if QPR could get promoted back to the Premier League at their first attempt – then Austin could stay in London with QPR and sign an extension to his contract.

Charlie has been extremely professional this season and last summer in the way he has conducted himself and stuck by QPR and the 26 year-old has shown himself to be a good character and a loyal player – all credit to him for that.

This is what Charlie has said:

“I’ve said before, I’m loyal to QPR and I’m going to stay until the end of the season and aim to get promoted, because that’s what I started out to do,” 

“If something comes up in January that’s right for myself and my family, then I’ll assess the situation with my agent.

“However, if not, I will be happy to stay with QPR and play in any position they ask me to play.”

Newcastle were linked with Austin all last summer in  a rather long soap opera, but we were unwilling to pay out the high £15M fee the relegated QPR wanted for him.

The fee in January could be a little more than half of that – so it could be a good deal for Newcastle.

But to get him Newcastle will need to be aggressive and decisive – something we are not good at.

But Steve McClaren said we were interested in Charlie in late August, so maybe we can get him in during the early days of January.

We think he would be a very popular signing and his goals (hopefully) could almost guarantee we stay in the Premier League this season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    His wife has told him to stay!…STAY!!! Good boy 😉


  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Austin was the flavour of last season and Vardy is probably going to be this years flavour!

    …before the season is over alot people on here will be chanting his name.

    It’s how it goes…

  • 3 dok - the horrid colonial // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    4 days with an Austin arcticle, I was having the shakes from withdrawl lol

  • 4 Jib // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    We don’t need him.

    Strange that the 2 defenders I think we’ll get in the next window are both sidelined by their clubs with an identical injury – ankle ligaments.

    PSV’s Jetro Willems and Wolfsburg’s Robin Knoche.

  • 5 croftus5678 // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    @4 jib

    willems is a great call ! will add quality to our team for sure.

    not seen knoche personally but heard good things ! as long as we get a good quality cb and strong striker all’s good imo.

  • 6 Jib // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    The Boss speaks about Bournemoth game

  • 7 Jib // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    SM gave Knoche his senior start at Wolfsburg at 18.
    Hes only 23 now and a massive talent.

  • 8 blew // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Willems at 5’7″ will solve the height problems/heading ability at the back.

  • 9 Jib // Nov 12, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    erm Willems is a left back

  • 10 hibbitt // Nov 12, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    blew…………..willems is a quality LB

  • 11 SPRINGY // Nov 12, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    i think there’ll only be a couple of signings unless theres injuries a cb and a cm…..probs about 3 out….cant see us signing many other positions

  • 12 brklyngeordie // Nov 12, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Ed what is the infatuation with this man?

    Striker is the position that needs the least attention on the team We have Mitro, Ayoze,Cisse,Toney,Armstrong,Rivière so no thanks unless we move 2 of those in January.

    CM is a must and LB a must in Jan barring the teams remains intact

  • 13 Mister Tuff // Nov 12, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Jib Jibberish – I’m afraid I’ve got to point out the dangers of only having Google to rely upon and that without other knowledge mistakes can be made.
    You are wrong about Robin Knoche.
    Wally was at Wolfsburg between 1st January 2010 and 7th February 2011.
    Robin Knoche was in their first team from 1st July 2011.

    Therefore it is quite apparent that Wally did not give him his senior debut as he wasn’t even at the club at the time.

  • 14 brklyngeordie // Nov 12, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    I’ve also seen a lot of shouts on blog for Xhaka for midfield well I have a good knowledge of the lad since I am Albanian and recommend that we go for his brother Taulant Xhaka very good player for Basel can play RB and a CM very feisty player think would be ideal for Prem and a teammate of his Gashi who plays for Basel as well who was the leading scorer in Swiss league last season who plays LM and has been dropped by new manager for some reason may be a good shout for us as well.

  • 15 bladeuser // Nov 12, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    your posts r repetitive crap
    ED OUT

  • 16 lesh // Nov 12, 2015 at 5:22 PM


    The way you’re lobbying for Austin, anyone’s think you have a more than footie interest in him joining us. 😉

    We can only wait and see whether Charnley’s got the wit to get a deal set up and firmed up so that Austin get on the train up from Kings Cross on December 31st – so he’s medicalled and ready to sign at 8am on January 1.

  • 17 JP...from The Rock // Nov 12, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Isn’t Austin too similar to Mitrovic? I prefer we get more players like Ayoze but with even more pace.

    What we really need though is a better quality midfield (CAM) and tall, fast quallity defenders.

  • 18 mactoon // Nov 12, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    “Isn’t Austin too similar to Mitrovic?”

    No, Austin scores goals regularly. Mitrovic seems to be more of a hold up the ball player and we should have bloody signed Austin in the summer but there’s no proof we were actally ever in for him.

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