Crystal Palace plot summer swoop for QPR striker Charlie Austin

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    Crystal Palace plot summer swoop for QPR striker Charlie Austin
    The 25-year-old has been prolific for the Hoops - scoring 15 goals this season - despite them being stuck in the relegation zone
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    Attracting interest: Charlie Austin is wanted by Crystal Palace
    Alan Pardew has made QPR hot shot Charlie Austin his No1 transfer target.
    Crystal Palace boss Pardew wants to strengthen his striker department and sees Austin as the perfect solution.
    Austin, 25, has been prolific for Queens Park Rangers - scoring 15 goals this season - despite them being stuck in the relegation zone.
    Former Burnley striker Austin has even been close to an England call-up and seems certain to stay in the Premier League even if QPR go down.
    Palace have shot up the league since Pardew took over and he will be given money to spend, especially with new investors coming into Selhurst Park.
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    Austin cost QPR £4m two years ago and they would expect a big profit on their investment.
    But QPR will have to sell to balance their books if they go down and Palace would be hoping to do a deal for around £6m to £8m this summer.
     
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    6 to 8 mill
    are they having a laugh

    anyway I would hope he had more ambition than going to palace
     
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    Palace as a P.L. club are everything that we should aspire to become.

    They were in trouble only around Christmas but unlike us, they made a good Managerial appointment.

    Good luck to Charlie if he goes there. He would go with my best wishes.
     
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    It'll be interesting to see what the competition is like for him. Can't see a top 6-8 club being interested, perhaps Newcastle the 'biggest' option.
     
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  5. Ciarrai_Abu

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    I doubt if he would end up at Palace. A mid-size mid-table club is next on his journey I feel. Maybe Mark Hughes will stump up big time to repay some of the money he wasted while with us.
     
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    Has a more beautiful song ever been written/sung?

     
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    6 to 8 million? If that happens then I give up on our club. It's not as if 15+ goals a season strikers grow on trees.
     
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  8. Rangers Til I Die

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    Sadly have to agree.
     
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  9. Sooperhoop

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    No choice, at the final year of his contract it will be a relatively low fee unless several clubs are in for him. If he signed the new deal he was offered we could have got £15 million+ but with a year to go we'll be lucky to get half that...
     
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    Redknapp kept saying that Austin would have to keep on scoring right through the season. He hasn't, its dried up. So his price will have fallen slightly.

    Its also why Kane was playing for England last night and Charlie wasn't.
     
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    Lol 3 seasons in the premier, no debt, young team, good manager, yeah would be awful move for him.
     
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  12. I8clowntown

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    We will be.
     
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  13. Ciarrai_Abu

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    I honestly don't mean any disrespect by this but I dont think Palace would be sufficient of a step-up. Somebody already mentioned Newcastle. Even Villa. Bigger clubs than Palace.
     
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    All teams below us at this moment in time.
     
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    With all this talk of home player quotas, there will be teams bigger than palace interested that will offer him a contract that palace won't be able to match. So I don't think he'll end up there.
     
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    Steve Parish has said the quality of our signings will improve now we have the money from the previous 2 years (along with the yanks) so fingers crossed!
     
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    Don't think so personally but we all have our own options
     
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  18. Sooperhoop

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    The fact that Palace have survived two seasons in the PL and are comfortably mid-table should help them attract better players. Pardew is a canny manager and seems to have an opportunity to take them to the next level which he never had at Newcastle. It would be a good move for Charlie and Palace, sadly, they have done exactly what we failed to do and will reap the benefit...
     
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  19. Ciarrai_Abu

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    But bigger clubs.
     
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  20. IwasanotherwatfordR

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    Charlie will get to play regularly at Palace which he needs if he is to win England caps. 15 goals for us is immense too given that he has hardly had great service. It may be that he enjoys London too. It is sad for us but I think Palace would be a good move for him. I wonder if it reflects on Charlie's (or his agent's) confidence in our ability to stay up, that he failed to sign a new contract earlier in the year ?
     
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