QPR striker Charlie Austin has tweeted that Newcastle United should sign Erling Haaland.

The Borussia Dortmund wonderkid is set for a big summer, with a release clause of £64million becoming active.

The biggest clubs in the world will be looking to sign him up, with the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid heavily linked with the 21-year-old.

One team that hasn’t been linked is Newcastle, and that’s despite the Magpies becoming one of the richest clubs in the world last October.

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Obviously we haven’t been linked. We’re currently in the Premier League relegation zone – there’s more chance of us playing in the Championship next season than the Champions League.

However, that hasn’t stopped the mass media fantasising about Haaland and other megastars moving to St James’ Park. It’s annoying for Toon fans, who were just happy when the stadium windows got washed.

But Austin, a former Newcastle target back in the day, thinks the Norwegian striker should form a Galacticos style team in the North East.

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Charlie Austin wants Newcastle riches spent on Erling Haaland

On Wednesday, Sky Sports reporters discussed the future of Haaland. They looked at whether he will come to the Premier League or head to Spain.

Austin replied to the video on Twitter, and gave his thoughts on the situation.

He wrote: “Newcastle have all the money just go and get him!!!! Build a complete team of galacticos.”

For his sake, I hope the Championship forward is just on the windup…

Newcastle probably do have the money to sign Haaland, but is he really going to oust Dwight Gayle on the bench? Perhaps he’d become a good centre-midfielder like Joelinton!

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All joking apart, of course Newcastle aren’t going to sign Haaland. It’s laughable that I’m even writing this. Just because the Magpies have money doesn’t mean that they will automatically sign the best players. In turn, the best players won’t want to join just because we’re rich.

While football fans might want to see a Harlem Globetrotters situation at Newcastle, Toon fans know it is a steady project that will take time.

If all goes to plan, elite names will eventually come to St James’ Park. But for now, the only chance of seeing Haaland in a black and white shirt is on your Xbox or Playstation.

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