QPR confirm signing of Austin on two-year deal

QPR striker Charlie Austin

QPR have confirmed the signing of Charlie Austin.

The striker, who turns 32 next month, has agreed a one-year contract with the option of a second year.

Austin returned for a second spell at the club when he was brought in on loan from West Brom in January.

He has since been released by the Baggies at the end of his contract after they opted not to take up an option to extend his deal by a year.

A hugely popular figure among fans from his first stint at Loftus Road, Austin scored eight goals during his recent loan spell.

Along with Stefan Johansen, he was instrumental in Rangers enjoying an excellent second half of the season.

QPR are looking to agree the permanent signing of Johansen from Fulham, where the Norwegian has a year remaining on his contract.

Signing him would mean Rangers agreeing deals for all four of the loanees who helped transform the team’s fortunes after arriving, with Jordy de Wijs and Sam Field having already completed permanent moves.

Rangers are also keen to bring in a right-back and a back-up goalkeeper this summer.