Queens Park Rangers’ director of football Les Ferdinand reckons star striker Charlie Austin is worth the club’s £15million asking price, comparing the striker to Liverpool signing Christian Benteke.
Speaking to the BBC, Ferdinand said: “If you look at what Benteke went for, I don’t think we’re pricing him out the market. It’s just a true valuation.”
Benteke joined Liverpool from Aston Villa in a deal worth an estimated £32.5million.
Austin has been at the centre of transfer speculation since QPR were relegated at the end of last season. Newcastle United and a host of other Premier League teams have expressed interest in the 26-year-old.
In an interview with BBC London Sport, Ferdinand confirmed that QPR had so far received “two firm bids” for Austin, but that neither club had met QPR’s valuation.