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Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin joins Southampton on a four-and-a-half-year contract

The Saints signed the England international for a reported fee of around 4m

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Austin scored 18 goals for QPR last season in the Premier League

English Premier League (EPL) side Southampton have signed striker Charlie Austin from English League Championship team Queens Park Rangers (QPR).

The 26-year-old striker joins Southampton on a four-and-a-half-year contract, the football club said Saturday, reports Xinhua.

Austin scored 18 goals last season as QPR were relegated from the EPL and earned his first call-up to the England national team.

Austin played just 16 games this season because of injury, scoring 10 times.

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