Charlie Austin scored two goals in the final 25 minutes last night to bring QPR back to a 2-2 draw with Chris Hughton’s Brighton team and that gives Charlie 10 goals in 14 games this season – so this lad keeps on scoring.
And there has been news recently that Charlie is very willing to stay on at QPR until the summer when he will become a free agent.
We’ve been very impressed with the loyalty the 26 year-old has shown QPR and that reflects well on his character and on his temperament.
Charlie Austin – good value at £7M
And while we are sure Charlie would be very happy to stay at QPR past January that’s not his choice to make and we think if QPR get a bid of say £7M for him they will sell Charlie.
New QPR manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has talked about his star striker:
“In football there are no guarantees and everybody wants to make a profit. “At the end of the day it’s a business. But do we want to sell him? No.”
“It’s up to the owners and as a manager I can only advise and can only say ‘No, I don’t want him to leave – I need him’ and I think they would respect that.”
“I’m, very happy with his goals but he’s done so much more than that with his work off the ball.”
“But it’s not just about him. It’s about the team and he doesn’t score if the ball doesn’t come in and if other players are not prepared to sweat.”
We’d like to see Newcastle put in a bid of say £7M for Charlie in January and he’s much less of a risk and a lower price than other strikers on the continent we are currently linked with.
And since he’s at half the price he was up for in the summer – why wouldn’t Newcastle make a move?