Whilst some clubs would absolutely love to bring in a striker like Charlie Austin, Aston Villa fans are all desperate to steer clear of the 29-year-old. The Telegraph has run a story that claims the striker could leave Southampton this month, and despite his Championship pedigree, the Villains want to miss out on this one.
— villareport (@villareport) January 25, 2019
In his career, Charlie Austin has proven to be a brilliant goalscorer at Championship level. In his time at both Burnley and QPR his lowest goal tally in a full season is 16 goals, which he managed in the 2011/12 season with the Clarets. However, whether he’s what’s needed at Villa Park is another question as entirely, as they already have the likes of Jonathan Kodjia and Tammy Abraham scoring the goals.
Instead, the Villains would rather go for a young player for the future who is preferably a defender. The fact that they already have goals flowing freely is brilliant, but stopping them at the other end is something that they’ve struggled with. Whilst Austin is no doubt a brilliant player, he wouldn’t be much use to Dean Smith as the Villa gaffer looks to tighten up his backline.
You can read the Villains’ verdict on Austin here:
Shoulda signed him 4 years ago.
— Tom Wainwright (@Wainwright6Avfc) January 25, 2019
Not for me this one
— Nigel J Moore (@Moorski7) 26 January 2019
Why do we try and sign injury prone players? Such a risk.
— Joe Flynn (@joeflynnphoto) January 25, 2019
We have 4 strikers at the club why would we want more.
— andy (@andy59967602) January 25, 2019
Watched him through employment – on the football side and he really isn’t our style of player !
— Digger of the Digdog (@DanskineGrant) January 25, 2019
Not what we need . Passed it
— Sid (@Sid49150281) January 25, 2019
No please no one of the worst players I’ve ever seen
Can’t run to save his life
— ALEX123_AVFC (@evans_scott4) January 25, 2019
Don’t need him currently at #avfc and would be bad business deal too..
— Villain (@Villain1982) January 25, 2019
The Villains are all in agreement that Austin is not what they need, although they’ll be keen to see maybe one more player come in before the end of the window.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!