Harry Redknapp has yet again had his say about Charlie Austin and the future of the QPR striker.
It appears to be his favourite topic at the moment to keep himself in the news and he said the following on Kicca today.
Advising Charlie Austin that playing regularly for Newcastle would be much the best option for the striker, as compared to sitting on Chelsea’s bench.
“A move to Newcastle would be the best one for Charlie Austin.
“He is rumoured to be on Chelsea’s radar as well but no disrespect to him he won’t make their starting line-up. They only play one up front and he is not going to replace Diego Costa.”
A good move and a good challenge:
“He is 25 and he has scored some good goals and I think Newcastle would be a good move for him and a good challenge.
“He is a good lad and knows Steve McClaren from when Steve was at QPR and I reckon he will do well at Newcastle.”
Only on Monday he pondered whether QPR might keep the striker for another year and let his contract run out – a bizarre concept when Rangers would then not get a penny when he left.
Redknapp comparing it to the Danny Ings situation, though that was totally different as with Ings’ age, Burnley were guaranteed to get pretty much the market rate due to development compensation set by a tribunal, if they can’t agree a deal with Liverpool.
Talking to Talksport, the former Rangers manager who signed Charlie Austin from Burnley, said on Monday:
“Charlie (Austin) is a little bit in that mould (a typical Newcastle number nine).
“He has got a good attitude, he works hard and scores his goals.
“I don’t know what (QPR owner) Tony (Fernandes) has got planned, whether he wants to keep him like Danny Ings and let him run out that final year.”