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Queens Park Rangers have signed striker Charlie Austin from fellow Championship club Burnley, for an undisclosed fee and the 24-year-old has agreed a three year contract with the London club.

Earlier in the transfer window it was thought that the striker would be moving to Premier League side Hull City. 

However QPR, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, have snapped up the star. 

Hoops boss Harry Redknapp told the clubs website: "I’ve got no doubt that if we give him the right service he will score a lot of goals for us."

Rangers moved to sign Austin after failing to tempt former Celtic striker Gary Hooper to the club. After the London club agreed a fee for Hooper, the forward ended up signing for Premier League side Norwich City after stating his ambition to play in England’s top league.

However, Redknapp now seems content with the signing of Austin and suggested that he was pleased to have the striker at the club. 

He continued by saying: "Charlie’s an out-and-out goal scorer and we are delighted to have him here.

"He has scored goals wherever he has played throughout his career and I’m very confident he will take his career to the next level with us."

Austin started off playing non-league football before a transfer to Swindon in 2009.  He then moved to Burnley in 2011

The striker finished last season with 28 goals in 40 appearances and

at the moment it is unclear if Austin will make his debut against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, although QPR fans will be expecting goals from their new striker.

 

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