West Ham now odds-on to sign Charlie Austin this summer

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The Queens Park Rangers player could be nearing a move to West Ham United if the bookies are to be believed.

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have announced that West Ham United are now odds-on to sign Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin this summer.

The Hammers were previously 3/1 to sign the 25-year-old following QPR’s relegation from the Premier League, but those odds have now dropped to just 10/11 after what the company calls a “sustained run of bets”.

Talking to HITC, a spokesman for Ladbrokes said, “The Austin transfer betting has been frenzied from day one and the latest market move suggests West Ham are now in pole position.”

Austin played 36 times for QPR last season, scoring 18 goals in the process, but with his side back in the second tier and with his current contract expiring in just 12 months it would be no surprise to see him move on this summer.

On Tuesday we brought you the news that the odds had been slashed from 6/1 to 3/1 for Austin to arrive at Upton Park this summer. But just a few days later and it seems Slaven Bilic’s side are now the outright leaders in the race to sign a player who would be a brilliant addition to their squad.

Austin has a club career total of 117 goals and he has now proved he can cut it in the Premier League, so why wouldn’t West Ham make a move before it is too late?

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