west brom sign southampton striker charlie austin

08:30    09 Aug 2019

Charlie Austin

EFL Championship giants West Bromwich Albion have confirmed the signing of Charlie Austin.


The experienced striker has joined the Baggies from English Premier League side Southampton for an undisclosed fee.


Austin arrives at The Hawthorns with a prolific record of 150 goals in 325 professional appearances, including four against the Baggies.


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The former Swindon, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers man, who will wear No.15, has signed a two-year contract.


His Championship record speaks for itself, netting 70 times in 132 games.


Austin is Albion’s seventh signing of the summer window.


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He follows the recruitment of Filip Krovinović, Kenneth Zohore, Semi Ajayi, Darnell Furlong, Romaine Sawyers and Grady Diangana.


His arrival further strengthens Slaven Bilić’s attacking options ahead of Saturday’s first home game of the campaign against Millwall.


 

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