Charlie Austin has reportedly been offered to Newcastle United after a falling out with Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, and Newcastle fans have replied to the striker’s latest Tweet.
The Chronicle claim 30-year-old Austin has been offered to Steve Bruce’s Newcastle, who could be on the lookout for another striker despite completing the £40million signing of Brazilian sensation Joelinton.
Austin is a proven Premier League goalscorer and has netted 34 times in 106 top-flight games for the likes of QPR, Burnley and Southampton. He has now entered the final 12 months of his £70,000-a-week contract (Spotrac).
Newcastle have added Joelinton up front, but their only other striker is Dwight Gayle who has been linked with an exit. Joselu has left the club to join Alaves, while Salomon Rondon has joined Rafa Benitez at Dalian Yifang.
He is likely to be available on the cheap given his current contract situation at Southampton, especially given Southampton only spent £4million to sign the powerhouse striker before the August 8 deadline, as per the Telegraph.
Since the report, Austin has posted on Twitter and the uncapped Englishman has been inundated with replies from Newcastle fans urging him to move north to Tyneside – rather than remain at Southampton.
Come to Newcastle United mate. Will treat you right
— Michael⚫️⚪️ (Fan) (@RoyalJoelinton) July 24, 2019
Like to see you at the toon! #nufc
— nath 83 (@nathanhandy1) July 24, 2019
come to newcastle pal, might as well pal
— ???? (@WonjoMelvey) July 24, 2019
Bit cooler up here in Newcastle mate ? See you soon!
— Nicky Maddison (@NMaddisonGolf) July 25, 2019
Come to #nufc my man!
— rickymorris (@richmorris91) July 24, 2019
Bag a few goals for the magpies in your twilight years mate become a legend like Ferdinand (2 seasons) !
— PeteBrowea (@BrowellPeter) July 25, 2019