Tottenham should make their move sooner rather than later.
The transfer window is ticking along and is already almost at the halfway point. Tottenham Hotspur are also no closer to signing a striker.
Pressure remains on Harry Kane to produce, and when he has an off night as he did against Leicester in midweek, the team are clearly low on alternatives.
As they continue to search for the right solutions, occasionally it is worth remembering that the best options are sometimes the most obvious ones.
QPR are struggling in the league, only in 17th position, 13 points back from the play-offs, and it would be hard for them to stand in Austin's way if an offer comes in.
Austin is a player described by former teammate Jermaine Jenas, via The BBC, last August as 'a fantastic finisher', with phenomenal fitness levels.
Tottenham's addition of Clinton N'Jie, out injured at present, has shown that while a player may have talent, they can take time to settle, and this is the risk of bringing in a forward from abroad.
The club can't afford for that to happen with their January striker addition, and need to bring n a player with Premier League experience.
Saido Berahino would be more expensive, and there are questions over his character, while Austin is older and less likely to cause any headaches.
If Spurs do make their move they might as well do it now and get it done with and sign Austin as quickly as possible, rather than inevitably waiting for transfer deadline day to try and clinch a deal, even if for financial reasons that may be Daniel Levy's preference.