QPR’s Charlie Austin 6/4 to join Newcastle United ahead of the new season
Competition: Premier League
Market: Charlie Austin to join Newcastle
Odds: 6/4 @ Ladbrokes
Queens Park Rangers’ prolific striker Charlie Austin has been linked with a move away from Loftus Road, after the club’s relegation from the Premier League this season, and Newcastle United could well be his next destination. The Magpies have shown a real interest in the former non-league star, and are willing to meet the Hoops’ asking price for his services.
Austin was outstanding in his first Premier League season, but couldn’t keep QPR in the top-flight. His 18 goals in 35 games in the division was impressive enough to get the attention of Newcastle among others, with Southampton and Tottenham having been linked this summer too. His exit is expected as a result of QPR’s relegation to the Championship, and the Magpies lead the race.
United are looking to bolster their attack after a woeful end to the season, coupled with the underperforming striker Emmanuel Riviere, which sees Ladbrokes giving odds of 6/4 for Austin to join the North-East club. His likely to set the club back around £10M given his incredible Premier League campaign, and could be key to keeping Newcastle up in 2015/16.
Bet: QPR’s Charlie Austin to join Newcastle United @ 6/4 with Ladbrokes >>