Charlie Austin is hopeful that his form in the Championship for Queens Park Rangers can attract the ‘right opportunity’ for him in the January transfer window, according to Chronicle Live.
However, the Newcastle United and Sunderland target says he will be happy to stay at Loftus Road and leave on a free transfer at the end of the season if nothing materialises in the winter window.
After scoring 18 Premier League goals for the hoops last season, Austin was highly sought after in the summer, especially by the Magpies, but they were unwilling to match QPR’s £15million valuation with just one-year left to run on his contract. The 26-year-old striker always insisted though that he would be willing to stay at QPR in the second tier, and this season he has so far netted an impressive eight goals in 13 appearances.
Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland as well as a host of other top flight clubs are now said to be joining the race for Austin’s signature in the upcoming transfer window. Despite that, the former Burnley and Swindon frontman has reiterated that he is not desperate to leave Loftus Road next month, but did confirm he will leave QPR in the summer, if it isn’t in January.
He said; “I’m just trying to get a run of games leading up to the transfer window and trying to score as many goals as I can. Who knows what will happen in the future.
“I have got six months left and if the right opportunity doesn’t come for me in January then I will stay with QPR and aim to get them promoted and leave with my head held high.”