Sources: Charlie Austin undergoes Brisbane Roar medical after quitting QPR
Charlie Austin has undergone a Brisbane Roar medical after quitting QPR, Football Insider understands.
The striker, 32, is a free agent following his exit from the west London club upon the expiration of his contract.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Australian A-league outfit Brisbane Roar have won the race for Austin’s signature and agreed the terms of a deal.
A number of English clubs have expressed an interest in Austin, but have now lost out in the chase.
He scored seven times in 38 games across all competitions for QPR in the 2021-22 season but is not part of the future under new manager Michael Beale.
The London club have also lost Andre Gray who spent the 2021-22 campaign on loan from Watford.
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Football Insider revealed earlier this month (13 June) that the striker is now in advanced talks with fellow Championship club Preston North End over a free transfer move.
Austin spent two spells at QPR and ended his career with the club with 61 goals and 13 assists in 148 games across all competitions, including 18 Premier League goals in 35 Premier League appearances during the 2014-15 season.
His form that season led to a call-up to the England squad but he was an unused substitute for two games and has never won a cap.
The R’s finished 11th in the Championship during the 2021-22 season.
Mark Warburton left the club at the end of the season when his contract expired and was replaced by Aston Villa coach Beale.
In other news, a Liverpool 27-year-old has rejected a move to a Premier League club after an offer is tabled.