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.

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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.”


  • dude 1

    Redders might be right for once if Austin went to Chelsea would he get a game he should take a look at what happened to Remy he went never really played and now wants away

  • mactoon

    It’s a nailed on move for Austin. He would get regular football next season and develop his career as a result. I also doubt the club would stand in his way if he continued to improve and wanted a bigger move in the next year or two. A win win but his family life may prevent him from moving here

  • Jimmywayhay

    Around and around and around we go …….!

  • mrkgw

    Nice one ‘Arry – lets hope that this move happens for us. Would be a massive signing. Fingers firmly crossed!

  • lupamac

    just seen Arry wants to get back into managment . his dodgy knee op that forced him out of the QPR job(my big fat hairy ar$e} has healed well . .
    And he,s got a twiiter account now . remarkable for a man who gets his dog to fill in his tax forms. 
    Welcome back Arry sky sport.s will love it . may i make one suggestion though mate . buy an open topped motor  it.ll save you having to wind your window down every time  a sky sports interview comes round . which is probably everyday  on any subject from quantum physics to the evelution of man..

  • MilitantGeordie

    Arry: You should go to Newcastle Charlie.. you’ll be guaranteed to start every game
    Charlie: Yeah but Newcastle haven’t actually put a bid in for me
    Arry: But i got my dog to read an article out from the internet and it said ” Newcastle preparing big money move for striker”
    Charlie: Yes.. they meant Papiss Cisse
    Arry: Oh Right. Goodluck at Chelsea then my boy!

  • Rabid Dog

    Sounds like ‘Arry fancies an assistant position at the toon. Would fit in nicely in the inept corrupt bunch of headless chickens we’ve got

  • Pedrothegreat

    Rabid Dog  Sounds like “Harry Redknapp appointed director of football” next week, and we still wont have signed Austin.