Speaking to talkSPORT, Neil Warnock has admitted that he has spoken to Charlie Austin about leaving QPR for Crystal Palace now that the transfer window has opened.
Warnock said: “I said to him about Palace: ‘for me, Charlie, the way you play, you will get opportunities at Palace’. They need another striker, definitely, and he would fit the bill. I think he would score the goals for them, because he’s a better header of the ball than people think.”
They have fantastic attacking players in the wing and number 10 positions, but upfront, Alan Pardew lacks real quality to call upon.
Patrick Bamford’s loan has ended and he has returned to Chelsea, whilst Dwight Gayle, Connor Wickham and Marouane Chamakh are all struggling to hit the back of the net.
Pardew has opted to turn his attentions to signing Austin, and Warnock has admitted that he has spoken to the QPR star about leaving for Palace. Warnock is convinced that Austin would be a success with the Eagles, being assured that he still has the quality to score goals in the Premier League.
There are still no indications that any offers have been made for Austin, but Palace are sure to approach the English forward in the coming weeks.