Austin: I deserve to be in Premier League

Date published: Friday 5th June 2015 8:35

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Austin scored 18 goals in his debut season in the top flight and has been linked with the likes of Tottenham, Newcastle, Aston Villa and Southampton heading into the final year of his contract at Loftus Road.

The 25-year-old is focused on his international career for the time being having earned a first call-up to the England squad for the games against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia this month, but he has dropped a strong hint he would welcome a transfer this summer.

“I feel like I’ve worked hard enough this season for QPR to try to be a Premier League player, but at the moment I’ve still got a year left, so what the future holds, that’s up to the club and my agent to sort out,” Austin said after his second England training session.

“I just want to be fully focused on these next two weeks with England, but then I’ll speak to Chris and Les to tell them my thoughts and they’ll tell me theirs.

“It was my first Premier League season. On a personal level, if you had said to me I would end up with 18 goals, I would have said I would have been delighted with that. Unfortunately, as a team, we underachieved and my goals couldn’t help QPR stay in the league.”

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