QPR are more and more hopeful of agreeing a everlasting deal to signal Charlie Austin this summer season, talkSPORT understands.
Encouraging talks have taken place between the 2 events up to now, with the West Brom ahead eager on the prospect of remaining on the Championship aspect for the long run.
Austin’s present deal on the Hawthorns expires this summer season – though the just lately relegated Baggies have an possibility to increase that contract by an extra 12 months.
talkSPORT understands that the Midlands aspect are but to resolve whether or not to activate that possibility, though that appears unlikely as issues stand.
However with that stated West Brom in the end maintain the playing cards to the deal going forward, which might come as an enormous increase to Rs boss Mark Warburton.
The prolific frontman is a followers’ favorite in W12 – and rightly so – having scored 56 targets in 111 video games throughout two spells.
Austin’s most up-to-date mortgage stint yielded eight targets in 21 appearances, whereas the skilled striker had a huge effect behind the scenes.
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Sources near Austin consider a deal will get finalised, with Rangers anticipated to supply the ahead an incentive-based contract.
The 31-year-old has made it clear he desires to be difficult for promotion to the Premier League subsequent season, with boss Warburton determined to maintain maintain of fellow loanees Stefan Johansen and Sam Subject.
Jordy de Wijs has already put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal in W12, with the Dutchman becoming a member of from Hull after impressing through the latter phases of the 2020/21 marketing campaign.
Austin has one eye on a profession within the media when he ultimately decides to hold up his boots, and he has already made very encouraging steps in realising that ambition.
He has usually appeared on the likes of talkSPORT, whereas his ‘Studs Up’ podcast which delves into the world of soccer and horse racing has been a significant hit.
It’s additionally understood that Austin’s media committments might play an enormous issue when he’s weighing up his future.