Tottenham not ideal for QPR’s Charlie Austin, says Danny Murphy

The midfielder believes Aston Villa would have been a good move for the sought-after striker, while West Ham United are a possibility.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Danny Murphy has said that Tottenham Hotspur would not be the ideal destination for Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin.

The forward is expected to leave the Championship side this summer, with a number of clubs reportedly interested in securing his services following an impressive first year in the Premier League last season.

A move is yet to materialise, although reports - such as those in the Evening Standard - suggest that Spurs are set to make a move for him before the close of the transfer window. Murphy, though, says that would be a bad move for Austin for a number of reasons.

“Tottenham only play one up front, he’s not going to go and sit on the bench,” he told talkSPORT.

“[Kane and Austin] is exciting if they played as a pair but I can’t see it happening, Pochettino won’t change his system.”

West Ham an option, Aston Villa would have been a good move

When challenged on a prospective club for Austin, Murphy was hard pushed to suggest where he may end up.

Both Aston Villa and West Ham have been linked with an approach in recent months, by the Daily Mail, although a move to Tim Sherwood’s side looks unlikely given that they have signed Rudy Gestede from Blackburn.

West Ham could still be an option, with them having lost Enner Valencia to injury before the start of the season and now looking short on numbers up front.

And Murphy says a move to the Hammers could be a possibility, but Villa would have been a good choice after Christian Benteke’s exit to Liverpool.

“West Ham maybe with the problems with their strikers, maybe West Ham could be an option,” he added.

“Villa would have been a good move for him after they lost Benteke but they went and got Gestede from Blackburn.”

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