Austin, Austin, Austin, Austin…
I’m getting a tad tired of the Charlie Austin transfer saga.
Finally we’ve accepted an offer from Ipswich and Charlie has got in his tractor to Suffolk to discuss terms.
Whether this offer meets the fan’s valuation we await to find out… hopefully a significant upfront sum plus a good sell on clause would keep me happy for now.
What’s more important is to have some degree of certainty of who is coming in to replace Charlie.
Time is ticking on the transfer window closing and I’m a little worried about the prospect of Pericard and Dossevi upfront, although Billy Bodin should be given his chance after only a bit-part role away at Dagenham earlier in the season.
I can’t see Town splashing out the Austin cash on a new striker and instead I can see Wilson bringing in an experienced forward (or two) in on loan for the remainder of the campaign with an option to purchase.
A Danny Ward, Simon Cox or Billy Paynter returning on loan would be a good boast to morale!