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Premier League ambition reason for striker’s QPR transfer

Charlie Austin hopes to lead QPR back into the Premiership

By | 1st August 2013
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Charlie Austin knew exactly what he wanted this summer, and according to the striker Harry Redknapp was best able give him the chance to play in the Premier League. After looking for an escape from Burnley this summer, the striker agreed to terms with Queen Park Rangers on an undisclosed fee after revealing the former Tottenham boss convinced him that the club’s ambition matched his own, according to Sky Sports.

“Harry spoke to me at length about the ambition of the club and the desire to return to the Premier League and that’s where I want to be as well with QPR,” the 24-year old said, according to Sky Sports.

“This is a really exciting time for me and I can’t wait to pull on the QPR shirt for the first time. I’ll come in, give my all and hopefully score the goals that ensure we have a memorable season.”

Austin was close to joining the Premier League directly earlier this summer when a fee was agreed between Burnley and Hull. The top flight hopeful was later disappointed only to see the deal collapse when he failed a medical with the Tigers, forcing him to instead look at Championship sides aiming for an immediate promotion to England’s top flight.

The forward will join on a three year contract with QPR in what has been reported by the The Guardian in the range of £4 million. The Championship trophy hopefuls are looking to move forward with the striker after a very disappointing season last year in which they were relegated, even after being highly invested in by owner and millionaire Tony Fernandes.

The Reading youth player has already played in the Championship the last two season for Burnley, netting 40 times in the league. The proven goal scorer marks the fourth signing of the summer for Redknapp, joining new boys Danny Simpson, Richard Dunne, and Karl Henry.

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