Burnley fans speak on future of Charlie Austin

The Burnley Express spoke to Clarets fans in Burnley town centre after the news that striker Charlie Austin has failed a medical ahead of his proposed transfer to Hull City.

24-year-old Austin was Burnley’s top scorer with 28 goals last season, although with only one year remaining on his contract at Turf Moor, the Clarets accepted a £4.5million offer from Hull, who were promoted to the Premier League last season.

Charlie Austin scores from the penalty spot.

Charlie Austin scores from the penalty spot.

With Austin’s fee agreed over the weekend, only personal terms and a medical were needed for the Tigers to complete their signing. However, Hull manager Steve Bruce told talkSPORT there had been a problem with his medical.

There have been no other bidders for the striker, which leaves Burnley in an unusual situation regarding the striker’s long-term future.