Charlie Austin’s double against Rotherham on Saturday has increased speculation that he could be snapped up by a Premier League club before the transfer window closes.
Austin has been linked with a return to the top flight throughout the summer, with Newcastle, West Ham, Aston Villa and Tottenham among those said to be interested.
And some fans on Twitter have called for their club to pay the £15m QPR want for the striker – including Spurs supporters.
Austin is the player that we need #COYS
— zoz (@ZoeAndronikou) August 22, 2015
Many Newcastle fans believe Austin could be a good replacement for Papiss Cisse.
Sell Cisse to Galatasaray & buy Austin as our new no9 simples #nufc
— Chris Currie (@Wig82) August 22, 2015
West Ham effectively ruled themselves out of signing Austin when co-chairman David Sullivan raised questions about the striker’s injury history, but some Hammers fans still want him.
Right, that’s it! Let’s swallow our pride and go get Austin!#whufc
— Ray Stokes (@Ray63Stokes) August 22, 2015
Meanwhile, Aston Villa have lacked goals in their first three Premier League games and could still be in the market for a striker…
Cough up £15 mil for Austin and guarantee yourself a 12+ finish Villa. Fail to do so, see yourselves scrapping things out for a while. #avfc
— Dec (@KingsyAVFC) August 22, 2015