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QPR keen to tie star striker down to a new deal

first_imgQPR manager Harry Redknapp is optimistic that the club can agree a new contract with prolific forward Charlie Austin.Austin signed a three-year deal when he joined QPR back in August 2013 and the club are now hoping to agree terms on a new long-term contract.The 25-year-old has been one of the star performers for the west London club this season and was among the scorers once again as he helped his team to a crucial 3-2 win over fellow strugglers Leicester last Saturday.And Redknapp is now convinced the club’s board will negotiate terms with Austin and hopes there is a positive outcome.Redknapp said: “Everyone wants to keep Charlie here. I’m sure they’ll speak to him. It’s not up to me, I don’t get involved. I don’t know how long he’s got left on his contract.“He has been doing well and he needs to keep doing well. He is capable of getting 20 goals this season. He is full of confidence, playing well and is happy here.”Redknapp also confirmed that he would love to strike a deal to sign England striker Jermain Defoe from Toronto but it depends on the transfer fee.He added: “It depends how much it costs. If it’s too expensive we can’t so it. I love him but it depends what the deal is.” Charlie Austin in action for QPR 1last_img read more