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Rumour Mill-More Austin to Huddersfield Tosh?

Championship new boys, Huddersfield Town have a sense of new found wealth and have been splashing their cash around like there is no tomorrow.

Terriers' mananger Simon Grayson has already prised Burnley target, Leeds United's Andy Clayton away from our clutches and brought the midfielder to the Galpharm for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of 500k to 1m. Clayton was Huddersfield's fourth signing of the summer and Grayson has since added to that tally with the signing of Forest defender, Joel Lynch.

Could Burnley striker Charlie Austin be about to become their sixth?

Speculation has been fuelled this week in the media with rumours that Huddersfield are looking for a contingency replacement for highly rated striker, Jordan Rhodes. Rhodes who has attracted considerable interest from a number of Premier League clubs was widely expected to leave for pastures new although the latest gossip from the Galpharm suggests he might be staying afterall. The 22 year old Scotland international has racked up over 70 goals from 120 appearances since arriving from Ipswich Town in July 2009 and is certainly hot property.

Huddersfield though could be seeking to improve their striking department whether Rhodes stays or not according to some reports and the Sun this week suggested they are prepared to offer 2 million for Charlie Austin. There are more rumours too in the Sunday tabloids today so the speculation will not die down.

Burnley of course have tried to cool the speculation and certainly losing Austin would leave the club in a bit of a pickle with striker, Jay Rodriguez having already been sold to Southampton for 7 million earlier this summer.They don't have to sell, we are continually told so let's hope this will be the case for Austin who scored 17 goals for the Clarets last season.

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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 15 2012

Time: 10:34AM

Your Comments

Well if the club do sell Austin we will know what their priorities are..
turfmanphil
Lets see how the joint chairman play this one out, hope they hold there nerve.
Fedupclaret
To lose Austin would be catastrophic. He is a fantastic player and I wouldnt be surprised if he got 20 goals next year. Im sure the board wont let him go though and Im sure that Eddie would be very strongly against the idea of selling him, especially with his potential for next year.
AdamBurnleyFan
Just cheap paper talk. Austin will stay, he knows we are an ambitious buying club. Or am I still dreaming.
cornwallclaret
Nice to see Charlie up in people's estimations. It's not that long ago there was talk about him having enjoyed too many parties at Swindon and having a dodgy shoulder! If, for the sake of argument, you take the view that every player has a price, where would you set Charlie's? Also, if we can assume Ings and Pato will be fit, would you rather have Charlie or Vokes alongside them? Of course, on here it's easy to say we want them both, and that no offer could be high enough to prise Charlie away. But managing in the real world has this nasty habit of requiring the making of choices! I hope Charlie bangs in 25 goals for us next year. But for a gaffer to shut his mind to unexpected possibilities from wheeling and dealing probably isn't the winning way.
Couch Potato
Would be very disapointed if Charlie left. He is a very good goalscorer at this level and I expect he will bag 20+ next season injuries permitting.
Claretdale
Adam he's hardly a fantastic player! .... quite honestly if we had any kind of strength in depth he would be out the door, fact is we have injury prone Patto and and injury prone Austin propping up our front line! ..... we have a board member this week confirming we brought in Laws cos there was no compensation which ultimately cost us our prem place! directors my have Burnley in mind but the fact is they show no balls! don't be surprised if the glitter of takes there eyes again...... and please clarets don't start telling me it could be worst look at deadwood for example! I know!!!! but **** it could be a whole lot better truth is the fire sales we have had it the last 20 months we see us fighting relegation this year some really strong teams in there this year and we are a million miles away form being a strong contender
hollinsclaret
There is no way Austin's off to Huddersfield. Where are Huddersfield getting their money from. Its only a few months ago they were on the Regional news (ITV's Calender) Saying they were skint and may not even be able to play at the Stadium they don't own because they were Struggling to find the money.
Grimsby Claret
I agree with a lot of the above, when Austin popped his shoulder again and when you see him wearing a shoulder/body strapping you have to believe at his age he could be an injury liability waiting to happen. That said I would like to keep him as I think he is 15 - 20 goals minimum next season. As for Laws, every club makes mistakes, ask Hull about Bullard, Leeds about Warnock and promotion, Pompey, Cardiff and Bellamy to get them promotion, Bolton lol, Wovers lol, we are not perfect, but lets try to move forward as it could be a whole lot worse for sure.
VinRogue
Burnley make the same mistakes time and time again though! It's called lack of ambition..period!!
turfmanphil
Don't see this one happening and personally I'm glad, as an injury free Austin and Pato up front could be a great partnership over the next season - Austin's got a great conversion rate, which certainly helped sweeten the inevitable blow of losing Jayrod. Change is needed in goal and in midfield for me, not up front. As for the board having s dangled in front of them - haven't they had enough lately?
marjory blenkinsop
HC he is one of the best players at the club, 17 goals last season and he was out injured for a while. He is only 22 and has a fantastic goals to games ratio at every club he's been at. He will be one of our big players next year, I assure you of that.
AdamBurnleyFan
Can't see Ausstin going anywhere. Bring in Vokes alongside him and watch the goals go in.
WelshClaret
Adam I can assure you he wont be !
hollinsclaret
Well HC, it looks like you are the only one here that thinks that.
AdamBurnleyFan
So he's a crock then...!!!!
80s terrier
Why no David Edgar? Is he with Canada team?
boltonclaret
Woops I meant to post that against Alty article
boltonclaret
 

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