Newcastle United are a club in a bit of a shambles. After the fans were led to believe that Romelu Lukaku’s brother, Jordan Lukaku would be joining on-loan, that fell through and they’re now scrambling for signings. According to The Telegraph, though, Charlie Austin is available for a transfer, and the Magpies would love to swoop for the Saints man.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) January 25, 2019
Charlie Austin is a player who certainly knows where the net is in the Premier League. His best goalscoring season came when he was at QPR back in the 2014/15 season where he netted 18 times in England’s top flight. However, other than that electric season his highest goal tally in the Premier League for a single season is just seven, which he managed in the 2017/18 campaign.
If the 29-year-old was to make the move from the south of England to the Northeast, he’d be doing himself plenty of favours. Alongside Salomon Rondon, Austin could really thrive and the fact that his game time has been limited so far this season under Ralph Hasenhuttl means that the player would probably love to move to a ground where he’ll be used a lot more, and game time is one thing Rafa Benitez can offer the hitman.
You can read the Geordies’ calls for Austin here:
100% I said this years ago when we were linked with him. Even with Rondon. @chazaustin10 is a power house and would guarantee goals. Could adopt 4-4-2 or even use as a rotation between him and Rondon. chances of this happening however …….0%
— Paul Rowntree (@PaulRowntree2) January 25, 2019
In a heartbeat.
— Shaun (@ShaunGrey22) January 25, 2019
In a flash
— chris taylor (@christchesterle) January 25, 2019
Loan until the summer. If Rondon gets injured then we are in deep – got to have some kind of backup, Perez can’t do it alone and Joselu shouldn’t even be called a footballer
— LP (@____LP____) 25 January 2019
Absolutely take him. All day long @qpruleok
— Dave Graham (@NarboroughDave) January 25, 2019
Him or Joselu, let me think……….. I would take the grim reaper over Joselu
— Sean Jones (@microchip87) January 26, 2019
Why not, would certainly get in our team
— Bucko (@Cheshire_Mag) January 26, 2019
All day! No chance though sadly #AshleyOut
— Jon Maclennan (@jonmac79) 25 January 2019
The Magpies love the idea of signing Austin but they have no faith in bringing him in.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!