English serial goal-getter passes medical ahead of move to West Brom

Date published: Thursday 8th August 2019 2:27 - Steve Pearson

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English centre-forward Charlie Austin has passed his medical ahead of his proposed £4m move from Southmapton to West Brom.

The frontman has been the subject of transfer speculation surrounding a number of Premier League and Championship clubs including Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday, but West Brom are the team on the verge of captturing the 30-year-old.

The number nine will join Slaven Bilic’s men in the Midlands with the hope that Austin can go some way to replacing the goal output the Baggies have lost following Dwight Gayle’s return to parent club Newcastle at the end of last season.

Austin has been a perennial goalscorer throughout his career, having achieved scoring records of around one goal per two matches in the Championship and Premier League with former clubs Burnley and Queens Park Rangers.

A transfer to Southampton materialised in 2015 but the marksman fell out of favour under German boss Ralph Hasenhuttl in the second half of last season.

Sky Sports News have reported that Austin’s medical saw the all-clear, with a £4 million fee expected to be the sum agreed to prize the striker away from the Saints.


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