Date: 16th July 2019 at 6:50am
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With the rumour mill kicking into life over the weekend with claims that West Bromwich Albion had agreed an £8million transfer deal with striker Charlie Austin, only for the player himself to turn down the deal under the guise of fighting for a place he no longer has at Southampton, I think most fans would’ve been delighted with the news given his lack of commitment.

Striker Rejects West Brom Opportunity After Reported £8m Fee Is Agreed

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has made no secret of the fact that the player can go, and he could’ve left in January if a suitable offer had been forthcoming, and given his lack of form last season, many would’ve thought a switch to a second-tier club where game time was basically guaranteed was the perfect way for the 30-year-old to get his star back on the rise.

We all know what a fit Austin can do in front of the net, the only risk was his injury record and whether head coach Slaven Bilic could revitalise him, but that debate is over with his rejection and plenty are delighted with that.

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