Rumour Mill-Austin Powers His Way to Turf Moor?
Burnley, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough have all been linked with a move for 20-year-old Swindon striker, Charlie Austin. It is understood £1 million could be enough to secure his services.
The hotshot forward scored 20 goals in 31 games for Swindon last season and played a major part in their promotion campaign from League One. Sadly Swindon lost at Wembley to Millwall in the League One Play-Offs final
He started with Reading as a youth player in 1999 but was released for being too small!
Swindon was his first professional club having played previously for Thatcham Town, Kintbury Rangers and his hometown side of Hungerford Town. He later moved with his family to Bournemouth and joined nearby semi-professional Wessex League Premier Division team Poole Town.
Austin was offered a trial at Swindon Town and signed in October 2009 for an undisclosed fee being given a contract until the end of the season.