Former West Ham United target Charlie Austin scored a brace as Southampton beat Everton 4-1 at St Mary’s on Sunday, and Irons fans wish their club had signed the striker.
The east London outfit were keen to bring the centre-forward in when he was with QPR, but their owners pulled out of a deal believing that the 28-year-old had dodgy knees.
However, Austin has gone on to score 13 goals in 39 appearances in all competitions for Saints since joining them from Rangers in 2015, and he found the net with two brilliant headers against the Merseyside outfit on Sunday.
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on his performance via social media, and while one said “I wish he played for West Ham”, another said “why we didn’t sign Austin when we had the chance, I will never know”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Why we didn't sign Charlie Austin when we had the chance, I will never know…
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) November 26, 2017
Not only did we not sign him – we thenslagged him off to make sure he would never come to us.
— C.C. Baxter (@ImAPatientMan) November 26, 2017
I love Charlie Austin wish he played for West Ham!
— Michael Deas (@mike_deas) November 26, 2017
That was a great header from Austin #dodgyknees
— ⚒ Forever West Ham ⚒ (@ForeverWestHam4) November 26, 2017
We really need a proper Director of Football.
— Chris Causey (@DJHooligan109) November 26, 2017
Just think how good Charlie Austin would be if he had ligaments in his knees ??
— David Goodson ? ? (@romfordhammers) November 26, 2017