Rodney Marsh reiterates his view on Charlie Austin and West Ham

The QPR star is reportedly being targeted by Newcastle United, Southampton, West Ham, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Chelsea, Bournemouth and West Bromwich Albion.

Former Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City forward Rodney Marsh has taken to social networking site Twitter to express his surprise at the suggestion that Charlie Austin could move to Bournemouth this summer.

Austin is on the books of QPR at the moment, but following the London outfit’s relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2014-15 season, he has been linked with a number of clubs.

According to the Sun, the English forward is Newcastle United’s top target, while The Mirror claims that Southampton, West Ham United and Aston Villa are interested in him.

The Telegraph recently reported of Premier League champions Chelsea’s interest in the 25-year-old, while earlier this month The Northern Echo claimed that Liverpool made contact with former Swindon Town forward’s representatives.

The Birmingham Mail claims that West Bromwich Albion are interested in Austin, while according to latest Sky Bet offs, Bournemouth are just 5/2 to sign him.

Marsh is surprised that the former Burnley forward is being linked with Bournemouth, and he has reiterated his claim that the QPR star is too good to play for West Ham.

Charlie Austin stats

Austin was arguably the best player for QPR in the 2014-15 campaign and did everything he could to prevent them from getting relegated to the Championship.

The 25-year-old scored 18 goals and created 23 chances in 35 Premier League appearances.

Austin had a pass accuracy of 66% and a shot accuracy of 67%, and won 86 headers, 15 dribbles and 16 tackles.

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