QPR’s Charlie Austin took to Twitter last night to praise fellow striker Lyndon Dykes after his late winner and many fans have been quick to urge him to join them permanently.
Austin rejoined the R’s on loan from West Bromwich Albion in January – five years after leaving the club to join Southampton – and has been a key figure in their impressive run over the past few months.
The 31-year-old came off the bench in the 1-0 win against Swansea City yesterday but it was his strike partner that hammered in a late winner at the Liberty Stadium.
He took to Twitter after the game to praise Dykes, who has now scored six times and added two assists in his last seven games.
This guy is fire 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/tjRLQRX3be
— Charlie Austin (@chazaustin10) April 20, 2021
Austin’s future remains unclear as his loan deal is up at the end of the season and then his contract with West Brom expires in June.
That would seem to pave the way for a permanent move to the R’s in the summer but agreeing terms could be an issue.
According to Salary Sport, Austin earns £52,000-per-week on his current deal at Albion – four times the largest wage in the QPR squad.
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Even so, it seems fans of the club are keen for him to join permanently, with many taking to Twitter to urge him to do so in response to his recent post.
Read their reaction here:
Stay with us next season Charlie and I’ll do the biggest BBQ for you and the family.
Actually I’d do one either way. 😂
— ♦️GARO♦️🏴🇦🇲🇨🇾 (@KebabGazz) April 20, 2021
You and him could do some serious damage next season .. sign please, thanks x
— Steve Simmonds (@steve_simmo88) April 20, 2021
Cheers Charlie. It’s clear you being around has developed Dykesy into a bagsman. Please stay
— Jeff (@lefthookqpr) April 20, 2021
Charlie you have to sign fella. I have such a good feeling about next season. Please sign.
— Michealangelo (@Mike13825720) April 20, 2021
Cmon Austin you and dykes next season 🔵⚪️🔵⚪️ You know it makes sense ! 😂
— TopDog01 (@DogTrader01) April 20, 2021
What a force to be reckoned with next season 😏 you know it makes sense!!!!
— Boy From The Bush (@jvbernard) April 20, 2021
Please stay next season Chaz
— Ollie Miller (@ollieemillerr) April 20, 2021
😍😍😍😍 Chaz sign a permanent with us please 🔵⚪️🔵
— Dom 🧢 (@ToryBoyDK) April 20, 2021