Is Charlie Austin the 'next Vardy' and should Leicester sign him?

Charlie Austin

Should Leicester City bolster their ranks by signing Charlie Austin from QPR?

Leicester City have already seen miracles from Jamie Vardy this season, but is expecting him to continue his form through 16 games to the full 38 asking too much?

The Foxes have strength in depth with regard to Shinji Okazaki and Andrej Kramaric, but if anything were to happen to Vardy they would be left fearing a drop off in performance.

This is why in January Leicester should be proactive in the transfer market and move to sign another proven goalscorer, in a bid to continue their phenomenal form which has them top of the Premier League.

There is no better candidate than QPR striker Charlie Austin, who has already struck 10 goals in the Championship this season.

Last season Austin netted 18 goals in the Premier League for QPR despite them suffering relegation. Put him in a side full of confidence at the top of the league with Riyad Mahrez supplying him and who knows what he is capable of?

The 26-year-old may not come cheap, with other clubs also interested, QPR could demand as much as £15 million, but if he helps Leicester finish inside a top four place or even compete for the title, then it will be a worthwhile investment.

Austin even fits the profile of the 'next Vardy' having also risen through non-league to make a success of himself.

Up until signing for Swindon Town in 2009, his career was spent at Thatcham Town, Hungerford Town, Kintbury Rangers, and Poole.

He could be the perfect addition for Leicester in the upcoming transfer window and as far as Austin is concerned, there could not possibly be a better club to sign for than the one shaking up the Premier League.


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