Southampton sign striker Austin from QPR

London, Jan 16 (IANS) 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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