Is Chelsea In The Market For Another Striker?

Chelsea has kicked off their transfer season making Falcao as their first signing of the season. Falcao’s arrival was received with mixed reactions from the fans after his debacle with Manchester United last season. With Remy’s future still unsure, we might be looking at QPR frontman Charlie Austin as another potential transfer target.

Austin had an amazing season last time around with QPR. Now that QPR have seen the drop zone, Austin now seems to be a hot property for a series of Premier League clubs like Newcastle United, Leicester City, West Ham United and obviously is also targeted by Chelsea.

According to the Mirror, QPR had a bid of 12 million euros from Leicester City for the services of the want-away striker. However, this bid was turned down by QPR as they are holding out for at least 15 million pounds for their star striker. If the rumors are to be believed Austin is ready to keep Newcastle United and West Ham United waiting for a move to the Stamford Bridge.

I feel Austin would be a good inclusion in the already good looking Chelsea squad. The QPR man is in red hot form and has notched 18 goals this season in Premier League. He is capable of playing as a lone striker and has already proved himself in the Premier League last season. Oh, and he also just turned 26, so the best is yet to come from the QPR frontman! Signing Austin increases Chelsea’s homegrown quota for next season and with Ruben Loftus Cheek also making it to the first team Chelsea’s home grown quota looks good.

Final Verdict:

I don’t know the truth behind Remy’s constant link to other Premier League clubs. But if it is true and Remy does leave the Blues in the coming weeks, Chelsea could definitely do worse than Charlie Austin for the backup option. 15 million euros for the forward is pretty nominal and with past dealings between Chelsea and QPR, I see Austin playing in the Blues jersey next season if the Frenchman does get sold!


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Edited By: Karan Dubey

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