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Report – Newcastle Offered Striker They Made Inquiry On A Few Weeks Ago

Sky Sports is reporting that Southampton striker Charlie Austin is on a list of potential targets head coach Steve Bruce is mulling over.

Lyall Thomas also states in the report than Newcastle made an inquiry into Austin’s availability a few weeks ago. Football Insider 247 did a report over a week ago saying that Newcastle were interested in signing Austin.

This is what Wayne Veysey said about Newcastle’s interest in Austin:

Newcastle United are plotting a bid to sign newly available Southampton striker Charlie Austin, Football Insider understands.

A Newcastle source has told Football Insider the club have turned their attention to Austin after he was transfer listed by Southampton.

There does seem to be something in the link and over a week ago Southampton boss Ralph Hassenhuttl left Austin out of their pre-season training camp in Austria.

Charlie Austin– frozen out at Saints

The fee for Charlie Austin is reportedly £8m which to us seems a bit high for a 30-year-old with just one year left on his contract who is not wanted by his club.

We would rather see Andy Carroll brought back than spend money on Charlie Austin. However, if they could maybe get the fee close to £3-4m he could be worth it.

He is also on a rapid decline in form as he scored only 2 goals in 25 Premier League appearances last season. If Newcastle were to bring in Austin, he could possibly do a job late in the game. He is still a very good finisher though offers little else at this stage.

We still have our doubts that Mike Ashley would allow a 30 year to be brought in for a fee especially when there are so many available for nothing.

It will be interesting to see where this one goes but we are skeptical that this will come to fruition.

24 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Old one

  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Mag 😛

    Have you suffered any dog abuse on the blog?!!

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d take him, decent striker, would pass on some good knowledge to Elias Sorensen who can replace him in the 1st team squad over time.

    Makes sense.

  • count

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #4

    You’re too stupid to divide or conquer a packet of crisps

  • Asi Fish

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah time to roll out the transfer links for NUFC. Right lets start with Carroll and Austin…………now where did I put Bas Dost?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #6

    Southampton have brought in better strikers. We shouldn’t be getting their crappy forwards. We should have been challenging them for Adams.

    Last season Southampton were possibly even worse than us with regards to goals, largely because they had the worst strike force in the league. Austin, long and ings. We shouldn’t help our competitors taking strikers with worse records than joselu.

  • Asi Fish

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s like we have gone back in time and Rafa was never here…………

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #8

    His only talent is finishing and he scored less than joselu while playing more games. He’s been finished a while. Southampton only played him because cthey had no options. I wouldn’t take him on a free. One things for sure he’s not improving year by year.

  • Tony Baloney

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Hello there Tsunki me old mate, marra how you doing? Good, good, how about yerself Lesh? Fancy saying exactly the same thing on Ed’s blog and shouting down anybody that disagrees? We can recruit Hibbit and JFA to do the same thing.


    Let’s get that young Genjikai to sign up as well.

  • MG-Man

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Just looked on the official website , still over 11,000 season tickets available. So taking in to account , the people who pay for individual matches . Ashley has lost 25% of the fans , that’s a hell of a lot of people he’s p@#@#d off

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Looks like the next players through the door will be the following:

    Marrony – £11m
    Djibril Sidibe – £13m
    Allan Saint-Maximin – £19m

    We will still need an attacking left back, a goalkeeper, defensive midfielder to replace Diame, a playmaker and another striker.

  • Just a fan

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Online guy.
    Hope your right about Carr.
    He is one of the best scouts in the business.
    He brought in some cracking players so many I couldn’t possibly name them all.

  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #13

    My team with the above signings would be:


    Yedlin Schar Lejuene Sidibe


    Saint Maximin Almiron Aarons

    Joelinton Marrony

  • magscar

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #14

    New Steve Bruce press conference – quite revealing


  • G

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #15

    Ffs no. Not Charlie Firkin Austin. The living definition of a spent force

  • HarryConkers

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #16

    Just got back from holiday…..to the news of Bruce!! What a joy that was. Glad I made the decision to not look at news while away.

    Takeover is dead now, and so is my hope of enjoying Newcastle again this season.

    I’m completely done until the new era (whenever that is!)- won’t even be watching on TV.


  • TheTinman

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Prefer Gayle

  • TheTinman

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #18

    That’s an aggressive team Kets!

    Why Aaron’s? He’s been sh!t for what 3 years? Or 4?

  • jon

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #19

    Couldn’t be arsed to catch up on the blog after reading more toxic sh!te rearing its head again.

    Time to wash the taste away with a pre sale celebratory pint or 2 with my Toon mate, who, by coincidence, is also having a couple of pre sale celebratory pints.


  • Genjikai

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #20


    Jul 25, 2019 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #48

    Strong point from Micheal Chopra on twitter


    Mike ashleys own words in 2008.
    .”Newcastle’s best asset has been, is and always will be the fans.”
    His plan was to exploit you from the start. He bought the club for your loyalty.
    Enough is enough. Make a stand.

    That was my tweet which chopra has uses. Ow liked by over 2k and over 500 retweets.
    See you can .make a difference and get your message out to the world.
    If you dont believe me look @genjikai1 on twitter.
    If more of you join in we will achieve ashleyout.

  • G

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #21

    Anybody got a snowflake emoji handy?

  • Asi Fish

    Jul 25, 2019 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Classic jon.

    Think I will have a few drinks when i get home but rather than pre-sale celebratory pints think mine will be ‘stuck with liar and I hate my job depressive cans’………………….


  • Asi Fish

    Jul 25, 2019 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #23


  • Ketsbaia9

    Jul 25, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #24

    Aarons has got pace, skill and is creative. I’d start him.


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