Charlie Austin comments on his future at QPR

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin has been linked with Southampton and Newcastle United in recent times.

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin has suggested that he is taking a backseat in talks over his future to the London Evening Standard

With QPR relegated, Austin is expected to move on at the end of the season, but he seems relaxed about his future at the moment.

The front-man says that he has not been involved in any discussions about a potential transfer and his agent and the QPR hierarchy are in control of where he spends next season.

"I want to finish the season as strongly as possible," he said. I'll leave my agent David Threlfall to speak to Les, manager Chris Ramsey and the chairman Tony Fernandes.

"They've been very supportive of me - even to take me after what happened at Hull (when a transfer from Burnley fell through due to a knee injury). They took a gamble; that's easy to say.

"I feel I've contributed over the last two years but we've just fallen short season."

Austin has been linked with the likes of Southampton and Newcastle United in the Daily Mail and it would be a major surprise if he was still at Loftus Road in August.

The 25-year-old has been the R's best player this season and proven that he has a future in the top-flight, even if his current club don't.

Austin has scored 17 times throughout the campaign so far and his goalscoring form means that he is now one of the most in-demand front-men in the country.

QPR will have a big hole in their squad to fill should they allow Austin to leave, but they will hoping to spend the funds raised from his departure wisely to enhance the quality of their squad.

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