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Hopes Fading On Newcastle Getting This Striker

7:31 am, Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

It seems the chances of Newcastle getting Charlie Austin is January are starting to fade, but a lot of that is because Charlie has been out with a hamstring problem since before Christmas, and it looks like that injury will keep Charlie on the sidelines for a few more weeks yet – and into next month.

And with news down south that the QPR striker is not all that happy that QPR blocked a transfer for him in the summer because the transfer fee was set so high at £15M – it wouldn’t surprise us too much if the striker digs in his heels and says he is willing to stay at QPR until he becomes a free agent at the end of June.

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Charlie Austin – injury complicating things

That would allow him to set up a good deal for himself in the summer and Newcastle could still be interested if we are still in the Premier League come June.

And it would mean QPR would lose out on about £8M for him this month.

Certainly his injury – his second hamstring problem this season – has complicated things and while Newcastle could still go for him this month if he is made available, Newcastle need a fit striker to come in immediately and start scoring goals for us.

That doesn’t look like it will be Charlie Austin because of his injury and it could now be difficult for QPR to get money for him this month because of that injury.

We need somebody fit and ready and maybe Loic Remy on loan can be the answer for Newcastle – if we can get him in.

Comments welcome..

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John Tudor // Jan 6, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    yes no more posts obn him

  • 2 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Jan 6, 2016 at 7:36 AM

  • 3 davis_toons // Jan 6, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    Re…Louis Saha was here…

  • 4 Belfast // Jan 6, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    Has that frenchie not been in terrible form this season ?

  • 5 Mag52 // Jan 6, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    Maybe Charnley, as it must have been him, should chuck a Wonga shirt over Guardiola’s hedge. Nothing ventured………..

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