Charlie Austin took the Premier League by storm this season after netting 18 goals in just 35 league games for the now-relegated Queens Park Rangers.
Whilst the Hoops lost their battle to stay in the Premier League this season it seems top-striker Austin will continue to compete in England’s top division.
Champions Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool are all believed to have a strong interest in the 25-year-old. Whether any of these teams will make a move for Austin this summer remains to be seen.
Speaking at England’s press conference ahead of Sunday’s game against the Republic of Ireland Austin was coy over his potential future.
The Hungerford born player said, as relayed by the Daily Star: “To be honest I just want to live for the next two weeks, enjoy the moment, and what will be will be.”
Austin, who was playing for Poole Town in England’s ninth tier just six years ago hopes that his story of progression through the leagues will inspire others to do the same: "My dreams are coming true.
"It's hard work. People in the lower leagues and coming from non-league still dream that they can make the step up to professional and then to play for the national team.
"To be called up to the [England] squad I believe that people below us are looking at me and Jamie [Vardy] and see that it can be done.”
The former bricklayer has now scored 38 goals in his time at Loftus Road and with plenty of years ahead of him he is likely to have a promising international and club career to look forward to.
Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea fans, would you take Austin this summer? Let us know what you think of him in the comments box below.
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