Newcastle supporters in the Football Transfer Tavern are craving a new striker before the close of the transfer window, but our landlord has a report from the Newcastle Chronicle that suggests the prospect of landing their top target has become highly unlikely.
The future of Charlie Austin has been a topic discussed over a fair few pints over the summer here in the Tavern, with QPR refusing to budge on their £15million valuation of the striker who scored 18 Premier League goals last season.
Newcastle have been heavily linked all summer, but now it seems as though the Magpies have admitted defeat in their chase for the forward, with the £15 million asking price simply too high.
Austin has just a year remaining on his current deal, whilst there is also understood to be concern about the player’s medical history.
With just two weeks of the window remaining it seems the Magpies are now turning their attentions to other targets, with West Ham, Everton and Tottenham still holding an interest in Austin.
QPR fans enjoying a beer here in the Transfer Tavern feel this transfer saga has gone on for way too long, with most of them just wanting this all to be over!