Queens Park Rangers are growing in hope over a permanent deal being done involving striker Charlie Austin, sources have told Football League World.
Austin returned to the club in the January transfer window of this season on a loan basis from West Bromwich Albion with him tasked with helping Rangers up the Championship table.
Indeed, he, along with the other loan arrivals in the winter window, have helped them certainly do that with the Hoops now looking to try and finish inside the top eight this season.
It’s only natural, with that said, that QPR fans want to see Austin remain at the club if at all possible and Football League World has been told exclusively that the Hoops’ hopes of doing a deal are in fact growing.
The financial side of things was always going to be tricky for a club with one of the smaller budgets in the Championship and Austin is on good money at West Brom but the striker is aware he will likely have to take a pay-cut wherever he goes in England if he does leave The Hawthorns.
Indeed, QPR are looking to put together a deal that will include incentivisation over goals scored and promotion to attract Austin to return to the club on a permanent footing.
Football League World has also learned that Austin would be open to playing in MLS, however, and so if a big offer came in from across the pond that could change this particular transfer landscape.