QPR striker Charlie Austin will discuss future with agent amid Newcastle speculation

QPR striker Charlie Austin wants talks with his agent at the end of the season.

Queens Park Rangers hitman Charlie Austin has told the Daily Mail that he will discuss his future with his agent at the end of the season.

Austin, 25, is a real rags-to-riches story in modern football, rising from non-league football with the likes of Kintbury Rangers, Hungerford Town, Thatcham Town and Poole Town to the brink of the England squad.

After spells with Swindon Town and Burnley, Austin is now QPR's talisman, hitting 17 goals in an impressive debut Premier League season.

His exploits have attracted plenty of plaudits, with many calling for him to be in the England squad under Roy Hodgson, whilst transfer speculation is starting to surround him.

The Mirror recently reported that Newcastle United are interested in signing Austin this summer, with owner Mike Ashley keen to make a splash in the transfer market.

Austin has just one year left on his contract at Loftus Road, and if Rangers suffer relegation back to the Championship, he may want to leave West London at the end of the season.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Austin admitted that he wants discussions over his future with his agent - but for now, he's focused on scoring goals for Chris Ramsey's side.

"I've got to score as many goals as I can and work as hard as I can to keep QPR in the league," said Austin. "After the season, I'll sit down with my agent David Threlfall and the football club to discuss the future."

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