Charlie Austin could be heading to Spurs according to the bookies, although Everton, Newcastle and Bournemouth keen to sign striker
It’s pretty likely that Charlie Austin will be leaving QPR by the end of August, although there are several clubs interested in landing his signature.
So far, no outfit has stumped up with the right sort of offer to land a player who was the fourth highest scorer in the Premier League last term, with the Rangers forward confounding all expectations despite operating for a relegated side.
It seems clear that Tottenham Hotspur want to sign the forward and BetVictor are as short as even money that Austin makes the short trip from Loftus Road to White Hart Lane, with Spurs looking to move Roberto Soldado out of the club.
However, Austin also appeals to Roberto Martinez and Everton are 2/1 with SkyBet to land the former Burnley forward. Conversely, Ladbrokes take a dimmer view of the player heading to Goodison Park and go 4/1.
Newcastle have had their hat thrown in the ring for months, although Mike Ashley is unwilling to spend over the odds for the striker and the Magpies are now a best price 5/1 to land Austin.
Bournemouth are anywhere between 7/2 and 12/1 to land the QPR man, while Arsenal have also been linked with a move for the English striker who won’t have given up hope of representing England.
West Ham are potentially the other club in the reckoning according to the latest odds, with sides sitting tight and waiting for QPR to buckle under the possibility of having to keep Austin on a highly-paid contract in the Championship.
“If the owners get the right money, I think he will be moving on,” Rangers manager Ramsey said after the loss at The Valley.
“He would be a big loss for any club in any division. He’s going to be a massive gain for anybody that has the money to buy him.”
“I’m available until I’m told otherwise,” Austin told BBC Sport when asked if he was leaving QPR.
“It’s out of my hands, it’s up to what the club wants to do.”