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Austin completes QPR switch

Queens Park Rangers have completed the signing of Charlie Austin from Burnley, the Mail Online understands.

The 24 year old has signed a three-year contact with the London club, after the two clubs agreed an undisclosed fee, thought to be around £4m for the prolific goalscorer.

Hoops boss Harry Redknapp, who recently failed in an attempt to sign former Celtic striker Gary Hooper, has spoken of his delight of completing the deal.

He said: ‘Charlie’s an out-and-out goalscorer and we are delighted to have him here.

‘He’s scored goals wherever he’s played throughout his career and I’m very confident he’ll take his game to the next level with us.’

The former Swindon Town man, who has scored forty-five goals in ninety appearances since moving to Turf Moor in January 2011, was on the verge of signing for Hull City last season though problems arose during the players medical.

He had also recently been linked with a move to Nottingham Forest, but has decided to spearhead QPR’s attempt to bounce straight back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

He becomes the clubs fourth new signing of the summer, following the arrivals of defenders Richard Dunne and Danny Simpson and midfielder Karl Henry at Loftus Road.

Thu 1 Aug, 2013
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