Victor Wanyama and Sadio Mane’s Southampton have completed the signing of QPR striker Charlie Austin for a fee reported to be in the region of £4m.
The 26-year-old who scored 18 Premier League goals as QPR were relegated last season has joined the Saints on a four-and-a-half-year contract after passing a medical.
Southampton in an official statement on its website wrote;
“Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Charlie Austin on a four-and-a-half-year contract.”
The former Burnley player, whose contract at Loftus Road was due to expire in the summer, has scored 10 goals in 16 appearances this season but has not featured for the 17th placed Rangers since mid-December as a result of injury.
QPR director of football Les Ferdinand said the decision to sell Austin was “made in the best financial interests of the club” as he could leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.