Revealed: Why Newcastle United Did Not Sign Charlie Austin

John Walton/PA Archive

Newcastle United were unwilling to pay anywhere close to Queens Park Rangers’ £15 million valuation of Charlie Austin due to his concerning injury record, according to the Northern Echo.

The striker had been on the Magpies’ radar throughout the whole summer but despite keen interest they chose not to gamble on the player.

Austin’s injury record was the main problem. The 26-year-old suffered a shoulder injury during the 2013/14 season and there are reportedly...

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