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Charlie Austin joins the TENTH club of his career as he signs for Brisbane Roar

Charlie Austin joins the TENTH club of his career as he signs for Brisbane Roar after the former Southampton and Burnley striker was released by QPR at the end of the season

  • Charlie Austin left QPR at the end of the season and moves to Brisbane
  • The A-League becomes the striker’s tenth club in his long and storied career
  • Previously played for Burnley and Southampton in England

Charlie Austin has signed for the tenth club of his career after joining A-League side Brisbane Roar.

The former Burnley and Southampton man was released by QPR at the end of the season and had been in talks with the Australian side for several weeks.

Brisbane Roar announced the deal on social media and used Talksport and Guardian Football Weekly presenter Max Rushden to ‘assist’ with the announcement.

Charlie Austin joins tenth club of his storied career to join Brisbane Roar

Charlie Austin joins the tenth club of his storied career to join Brisbane Roar

“Thanks for the assistance, Max Rushden,” they wrote.

Rushden moved to Australia last summer to head up StanSport’s Champions League and Europa League coverage.

The host, who was Austin’s colleague on Talksport, mocked the clichéd statement players often make when signing for a new club, advising the ex-QPR striker to tell Brisbane Roar fans he “can’t wait.” to come by and get started’.

The former Burnley and Southampton husband left QPR this summer as a free agent

The former Burnley and Southampton husband left QPR this summer as a free agent

Austin himself made a slightly more detailed statement when announcing that he would be moving abroad to play football for the first time.

He said: ‘I am delighted to be joining Brisbane Roar.

“Playing abroad is something I’ve always wanted to do and when the opportunity arose to join this club, I wanted to discover it.”

The striker will leave England as a club hero at QPR and widely acclaimed for his goals

The striker will leave England as a club hero at QPR and widely acclaimed for his goals

‘I met the gaffer Warren’ [Moon] in London and he sold me the football club project and I was excited about it!’ he added.

“I want to help the club get back into the top six and personally score as many goals as possible.”

It was announced that Austin had signed a “multi-year” deal.

Austin will leave England after a disappointing campaign for QPR in which he scored just five goals in 34 games when the club dropped out of the play-offs late in the season.

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