QPR are reportedly looking at finalising a deal to keep Charlie Austin at the club heading into the 2021/22 season according to West London Sport.
Austin signed for the Rs on loan from West Brom back in January 2021, and went on to make a positive impact with the Championship side, as they finished ninth in the second-tier standings.
The forward scored seven goals in 21 appearances for the Hoops, and formed a strong partnership in attack with Lyndon Dykes in the second-half of this year’s campaign.
He is contracted with West Brom until the summer of 2021, and it remains to be seen as to whether the Baggies are looking to move him on permanently, or on loan for another season.
West Brom were relegated from the Premier League this season, and will be hoping they can win promotion from the Championship at the first time of asking next year.
Austin is no stranger to the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, with the 31-year-old spending three years with the club earlier in his career, as he scored 47 goals in 89 appearances, before departing in favour of a move to Southampton.
But he could be set to return for another spell with Mark Warburton’s side, who have recently signed West Brom midfielder Sam Field permanently.
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This will have been a no-brainer for QPR heading into the summer transfer window.
Austin has really impressed me in his loan spell with his former club, and he’s played his part in their strong performances in the second-half of this year’s campaign.
He’s shown that he can make a positive impact at this level, and I think QPR will be challenging for a top-six finish if they can land his signature for another season.
It’ll be interesting to see whether any potential agreement is on a permanent basis, or a loan deal for another season, which could be the best option financially for the Rs at this stage.