The paper suggests that Newcastle are taking a look at the QPR attacker, who could be looking to move on following his side’s relegation back down into the Championship.
Quinn feels that he’s got the goalscoring touch that Newcastle need as they look to move forward and prevent the struggles, which surrounded the club earlier this year.
“Coming through the leagues like he has there’s that hunger about him as well. I think Newcastle fans would take to him and in a good side he’d do well,” he said.
“What’s more, he’s an instinctive goalscorer. He has the look of a natural striker to me and although he’s 25 – and probably developing a little bit later than most – there’s no reason why he can’t improve in a better team.”
One of the main reasons Newcastle struggled at the back end of last season is because they couldn’t score goals freely.
Former manager John Carver insisted that the effort levels in the squad were high, but the team weren’t able to put positive results together because they simple couldn’t score freely.
It’s unlikely to be easy for Newcastle to freely complete a deal for Austin, because there are likely to be plenty of other teams interested, which could create a bidding war against Newcastle.
The Daily Star recently reported that Tottenham and Liverpool are also interested parties and they could realistically make very good offers to the player.
Hopefully Newcastle can compete and ensure they get their man.