Newcastle United are reportedly considering a swoop to sign Southampton striker Charlie Austin after he was placed on the transfer list and many fans on Twitter are thrilled with the idea of signing the 30-year-old. According to Football Insider, the Magpies are in the hunt to sign Austin, who is valued at £8million by the Saints as they aim to move him on this summer. Based on the reactions of these Newcastle fans, you would think that they are trying to snap up someone a lot more prolific than Austin. Should the Toon Army be happy to feed off the scraps of a team that has finished below them in the last two seasons? Austin has scored just nine goals in 49 Premier League appearances in the last two campaigns and that is not good enough for Newcastle, who need someone a lot more prolific to help them avoid the drop under Steve Bruce’s leadership next term. Is it that bad at Newcastle right now for a lot of the fans to be thrilled by the underwhelming idea of signing Austin?
NothingButNewcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below:
I think Charlie Austin will be a good addition to the squad as a second striker. Bring a lot of experience with him. #nufc
— Robin Verhagen (@robinnufc) July 17, 2019
If by Friday we’ve got Joelinton & Charlie Austin signed I’ll be much happier than I am now. #NUFC
— Adam (@AdamBeckett09) July 17, 2019
Some won't like this but i'd take him.
Good striker and has a good record in the Prem
— Adrian (@Adrian____29) July 17, 2019
(Trying to be positive) id be happy with this tbf. Always like Austin.
— ToonFan (@ToonFan14) July 17, 2019
Replacing joselu with Austin isn't that bad to be fair.
— Matthaus (@GeordieDubravka) July 17, 2019
Would be a very good signing austin..
— Dean Dodds (@doddsy1991) July 17, 2019
To be fair I’d be happy with Charlie Austin. £8million is steal and no doubt Lee charnley will be looking at this.
— callum lewis (@callum592) July 17, 2019
I would love austin gives 110% every game plays with pride and passion where ever he is
— Wayne more (@Carrollsinger) July 17, 2019
Il be happy with Austin he’s a good striker gives 100%
— andy brown (@Brown85Andy) July 17, 2019