Tottenham look set to turn to prolific QPR frontman Charlie Austin after being rebuffed in their enquires for first choice Saido Berahino.
Spurs long term chase for a striker has been well documented and today it looks like they are set to give up on Berahino with Tony Pulis refusing to budge on his £25 million valuation.
It is common practice for clubs to have numerous targets in mind for just one position so it comes as no surprise that the West London club have been able to move on from Berahino.
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The club have been searching for a new striker to put pressure on Harry Kane, last years PFA Young Player of the Year. Austin scored 18 goals for QPR last season but couldn’t save them from relegation.
The 26-year-old is set to join the summer exodus of QPR players on high wages as they prepare for life in the Championship. High earners such as Joey Barton, Rio Ferdinand and Steven Caulker (on loan) have already left with more set to follow.
Mirror Sport revealed earlier today that Tottenham have already contacted QPR with a view to a deal and that Daniel Levy has no qualms about paying the £15 million deal that has scared off the likes of Newcastle United.
They also reported that Tottenham will also offer QPR a player on loan to ease the deal along.
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The deal, which would have seen the Togolese striker link up with his old coach Tim Sherwood at Villa, was meant to pave the way for Spurs to sign Austin. Whether it will actually affect Spurs search for a striker is yet to be seen.
Former Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham has spoken out on the potential, transfer telling TalkSport that he believes Tottenham should sign Austin whatever the cost.
“He is a fantastic finisher and a great player to have around. To score 18 goals last season in a struggling team shows he can score goals.” Sheringham told TalkSport.
“I wouldn’t care what the going rate was at the moment, I would snap him up.” He continued
Tottenham face a tough opening weekend as they travel to Manchester United this Saturday.