Charlie Austin confirms Newcastle United agreement

Charlie Austin has revealed how close he came to joining Newcastle United.

The West Bromwich Albion striker was asked about the club’s widely-reported move for him in 2015 in a Twitter question-and-answer session with fans.

Austin, 30, told United supporter @nufclewizc: “Done on my side.”

Newcastle, then managed by Steve McClaren, signed striker Aleksandar Mitrovic that summer. The club was relegated that season.

Austin, meanwhile, went on to join Southampton in January 2016 in a £4million deal.

Charlie Austin.