Report: Norwich City priced out of a move for in-demand QPR star Charlie Austin

Inside Loftus Road

Queens Park Rangers star Charlie Austin has reportedly been the subject of interest from Norwich City, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur.

According to a report in The Mirror, Norwich City have given up on signing Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin as they refuse to meet his £15 million asking price.

The Hoops’ striker has become one of the most in-demand players this summer, having scored 18 Premier League goals last season despite his side suffering relegation.

A departure from Loftus Road has been widely mooted, with Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United accredited with an interest in his services, according to the Daily Mail.

The Hammers and Spurs are evidently short on strikers and the same could be said for another potential Premier League suitor, newly-promoted Norwich City.

However, none have so far conceded to QPR’s demands and fresh reports claim the Canaries have opted to end their chase as a result of the Hoops’ unfeasible £15m asking price.

Priced out

So far, according to The Mirror, the only bid which has been submitted anywhere near QPR’s value of Austin has been from Leicester City, a £12m offer which was flatly refused.

The former Burnley striker is a wonderful scorer, but doubts remain over his ability outside the box and for £15m, potential suitors like Spurs and West Ham will warrant a bit more for that sort of money.

As of yet, nobody has stumped up the cash to buy Austin and the situation is becoming unfair on the player, especially considering he is simply too good to play in the Championship.

QPR have every right to demand a sizable fee for their top asset, but pricing potential suitors out of a deal could have huge repercussions if Austin decides to kick up a fuss once the deadline has passed.

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