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3 Championship players who could make the step up to the Premier League right now



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Charlie Austin


The bricklayer turned star striker; Austin is arguably QPR’s best player and has been banging in the goals so far this season for the Hoops.

Since QPR were relegated last season, there has been a lot of speculation over where Austin’s future may lie, but he has stayed loyal so far and decided to stay at QPR in the summer.

There were rumours of a £15 million pound price tag being put on his head by QPR and Leicester were the closest bidder to that offering a reported £12 million in August.

Thus far this season, he has bagged seven goals in the Championship. That is an even more impressive feat when including the fact he missed a month of the season with an acute muscle injury.

He has a great eye for goal and proved last season that he is definitely ready for Premier League football week in week out.

We think he would fit in perfectly at clubs like Watford, West Ham or even Liverpool.

Watford have looked solid so far this season and have performed brilliantly up to this moment, but they could do with a proven goalscorer to slot in alongside Ighalo.

Austin would be a great fit for Watford where he could play a high standard of football and push for a place in Roy Hodgson’s Euro 2016 squad.

West Ham were linked with Austin in the summer but a deal was never sorted so that makes them one of the favourites to sign Austin in January.

As for Liverpool, with Daniel Sturridge not looking like playing consistently any time soon, Ings out injured for the season and Origi not impressing when given a chance by Klopp. Liverpool need a striker to play alongside Benteke and Austin would be perfect to join the club.

Whatever happens, it’s safe to say Austin is too good for the Championship.

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