The 26-year-old is a proven Premier League striker and scored as many as 18 goals last season.
Austin’s stats become even more impressive when one considers that his 18 goals came for a QPR side that got relegated to the Championship.
Gold, though, does not appear to be convinced, and has suggested that the former Burnley star may not be a bargain signing for Southampton.
The West Ham co-chairman has pointed out that the transfer fee may be £4m, but Austin could be earning a lot in wages per week.
Is he a bargain if his wages are £100,000 per week? dg https://t.co/fR3ZVCcxob— David Gold (@davidgold) January 17, 2016
Austin has struggled with injuries this season, but he remains a superb striker who will be looking to play an important role for Southampton in the coming months.