Charlie Austin has hinted that a move to Newcastle United “wasn’t right” for him this summer.
“I was disappointed, I felt hurt because I felt like it was an attack on myself”, Austin told Soccer AM.
The Hoops failed to pull in the £15million they had demanded over the summer after his 18 Premier League goals last term for a side that ended up getting relegated.
The 26-year-old was a target for a number of top-flight clubs in the summer but QPR stood firm behind their £15m valuation despite Austin entering the final year of his contract.
“It’s a decision that I have taken on my shoulders, with my family and my agent as well”.
“It wasn’t something that I was going to rush into”.
Charlie Austin has confirmed that he still wants to play in the Premier League and will move if the right club comes in for him, according to the Independent.
“But I knew on the other hand that he had to do everything possible to get the best for QPR”.
“It has come up over the summer so that is another little hurdle you have to negotiate”.
In what was one of the surprises of the transfer window and deadline day, Austin remained a Queens Park Rangers player meaning he will be playing Championship football until January at least. I didn’t want the club to be pushed on me.
“I got my move but regretted it. I turned all the Swindon fans and everyone on me and I put doubt in to my team-mates’ minds”.
Austin says his priority for now is to help QPR push for promotion back to the Premier League but admits that if the right deal came along once the transfer window reopens in the new year then he could be tempted to jump ship. “That is the goal now”.