Queens Park Rangers promise striker a release clause if he signs contract
Charlie Austin could be set to sign a new contract at Queens Park Rangers, but only if a release clause is inserted into the deal.
The English striker shocked everyone by staying at QPR despite their relegation to the Championship, and with his current deal expiring next summer, the club could lose their star-asset for nothing.
However, officials at Loftus Road are ready to give Austin a new contract and are ready to meet his demands of inserting a release clause into his deal so that he can move on if a club activates the sum.
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The Rs slapped a £15million price-tag on the striker’s head throughout the summer, which no club was willing to meet, with Leicester City the only club offering a formal offer, believed to be around £12m.
Several clubs were linked with Austin throughout the summer, including West Ham United, Southampton, Newcastle United and Chelsea.
However, the price-tag was too high and no-one decided to sign him.
With 10-months left on his deal, QPR are fearful about losing the star on a free next summer, but they are now ready to offer him a new deal with a release clause in.
Speaking in a recent interview, Austin spoke about his future and his decision to remain at QPR, he is admitted that he’s not disappointed about not securing a move back to the Premier League.
Austin said: “I’m not disappointed.
“It’s a decision I’ve taken, with my family and agent. If the move happened, it was going to be big but it wasn’t something I was going to rush in to. I didn’t want the club to be pushed on me.
“I spoke to Les Ferdinand (QPR’s director of football) and told him if the move was not right then I wasn’t going.
“But I also knew he had to do everything to get the best for QPR.
“I told him if I was here on September 2, I’d be giving 100 per cent to help the club get promotion. That is the goal now.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt