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A-League: Charlie Austin to part ways with Brisbane Roar

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Charlie Austin is set to depart Brisbane Roar less than six months after joining the A-League club.

The former English Premier League striker is understood to have told his Roar teammates on Monday that he would be returning to the UK, possibly as early as next week.

Family reasons are understood to be behind Austin’s decision to ask to be released early from his two-year contract.

Roar chairman Chris Fong would not confirm the 33-year-old ex-Southampton and QPR marksman’s departure.

“We are focusing on strengthening our attacking line-up in the January window,” Fong said.

“If Charlie is a part of that I’m not sure but I do understand discussions are in progress as there are broader implications at stake, especially non-club related.

“Charlie is a stand-up person, and wherever we land it will be in the best interests for the club and Charlie.”

Austin, whose final match for the Roar could be Brisbane’s clash on Friday night against Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium, has scored four goals in 10 appearances in all competitions for the Roar.

Austin was among the competition’s prized off-season recruits, and was the subject of an episode of the A-Leagues All Access series earlier this season.

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Story Credit: news.com.au

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