Newcastle Bid For England Winger Could Become Complicated


Newcastle were interested in Tottenham forward Andros Townsend last summer,  but for whatever reason Newcastle couldn’t get him to St. James’ Park, and it’s not too surprising he is again a target of ours this summer.

andros townsend

Andros Townsend – 23 year-old Tottenham and England winger

Newcastle are finding it difficult to attract any of their targets to Newcastle this summer, and they are finding out it’s a lot more expensive to get English players onto Tyneside, than it is for players who play on the continent.

Of course it takes continental players longer at to adapt to the English game, as we’ve seen many times at Newcastle, and last season we saw that clearly with players like Remy Cabella and Manu Riviere.

The Chronicle is reporting today that next week is going to be a big week for Newcastle in the transfer market – which is much the same message we heard last Sunday.

But with pre-season training starting in less than two weeks, Newcastle must make a push to get some players into the club in the next couple of weeks.

Andros Townsend is a good player, and he has played 86 games with 10 goals for Spurs so far.

He’s also spent time on loan at a number of clubs like Ipswich. Milwall, Watford, Leeds United and Birmingham, and while on loan at 9 different clubs in total,  he’s made another 110 appearances with 11 goals.

Andros played for most of the England Youth sides and made his full debut for England  in October of 2013 against Montenegro, and he had a great game in the 4-1 win – making one goal and scoring a fantastic goal to be voted the Man of the Match.

He has since found it difficult to get caps for England, and currently has 9 caps with three goals.

Newcastle could find it difficult to sign Andros this summer for at least a couple of reasons.

He may not want to come to the north-east to play his football, and Newcastle could also balk at the fee Spurs put on the 23 year-old England International, who still has two years left on his contract at Spurs.

There’s news in the Mirror today that Spurs are willing to swap Andros along with another one of their wingers – Aaron Lennon – in part exchange for 21 year-old West Brom striker Saido Berahino , who is also  a target of Newcastle’s.

So if that deal goes through it would end the interest of Newcastle in the England winger.

Even if that deal doesn’t go though – it will still be difficult to bring Andros Townsend to Tyneside – and he would cost around £10M to get him on Tyneside.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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173 comments so far

  • TudorCrisps

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #1

    obertan with hair, next…

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #2

    I was absolutely convinced we would get Townsend lads……No really. With our master of low bids in control I just knew we would get him. Just like Charlie Austin. Relax lads, everything is under control with Lee and Mike at the helm.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #3

    The chronicle will be saying the same next week as well no doubt

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Who will our next exciting failed bid be for? Possibly Berahino? How much below the asking price will we go? I can hardly wait for the answer!

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #5

    He’d look good in a swansea shirt.
    Ha ha ha

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  • optimistic prime

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #6

    Why are you pretending to be me, are you that sad and pathetic

    Haha

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Lesh when I said bean counter I was talking about his coffee brewing skills. Easy mistake.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #8

    “What is a crap side in any case? It’s a combination of poor ownership, clueless management, and poor, or demoralized players.” Keep up the good work Ashley and co.

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  • Tsunki

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #9

    However the promo video has lifted my estimation of his intelligence no end.

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Mike Ashley is doing a sterling job keep it up big man 🙂

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #11

    Of course im sad an pathetic I went to burnham on sea for a holiday

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  • lesh

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #12

    Tsunki

    Bean counter Charnley? Nice one!

    And it looks as though the Chron’s beginning to turn the screw on Lee ‘Mr Personality’ Charnley.

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/newcastle-uniteds-promises-mean-judged-9497541

    Try the quiz further down the Chron page – I managed seven…. Duh.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Rolf Harris would look good in a Swansea shirt.

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  • sickandtired

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #14

    25 million ‘war chest’ is a joke if it proves to be correct. I imagine it may well be and that will be the net figure, inclusive of fees.
    Just how many of the players bandied around by the press do you think that miserly sum is going to get us?
    More cheap and cheerful ‘hopefuls’ on the way I suspect.

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Can you tell what it is yet?

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  • Thump

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #16

    @sickandtired: I think that’s split between the two windows — at least I hope it is. Even then, like I said a few days ago, we never buy in January so what’s the point of keeping reserves back for it?

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  • Belfast

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #17

    A didgeridoo

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Even Watford are doing better than us!
    Diego Perotti: Watford have £7m bid accepted by Genoa

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  • Belfast

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #19

    That was a full force boot in the testicles for Guddeti.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #20

    Harry Kane missed a sitter earlier, header from 3 yards out. I hope he scores but I stand by my comments of overrated!!

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  • Ron Knee

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #21

    OT
    Poor free kick too.

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Geordies think that Neymar only has a father

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  • geordie157

    Jun 21, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Aaron’s on the left and Townsend on the right would give us good wingers for the first time in years.

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Just wondering, after another flick through the last couple of posts, anyone else got a realistic starting XI and subs bench for August 8th?

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  • Barton

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #25

    We got more chance of seeing Wayne Fereday back on the right wing than our club paying out that kind of fee for Townsend.

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m Jake the Peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
    With my extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
    Wherever I go through rain and snow
    The people always let me know
    There’s Jake the peg, diddle-iddle-iddle-um
    With his extra leg, diddle-iddle-iddleThe day that I born (oh boy) my father nearly diedHe couldn’t get my nappies on, how matter how he triedCause I was born with an extra leg, and since that day begunI had to learn to stand on my own three feetBelieve me that’s no fun

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #27

    Geordie

    The only issue with Townsend is that he’s greedy player, worse than Arfa but with less ability. He will forever step inside and shoot….won’t be much service from him….hopefully it can be coached out of him though

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  • Wandering Geordie

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #28

    And Watford have signed 3 players soon to be 4….same old story at the penny pinching Toon

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #29

    The funny thing is you’ll never find a geordie on another clubs site leaving comments, yet other fans of other clubs take a great interest in the toon. Some sad lonely people out there, I couldn’t think of anything worse than commenting on a club I have zero association with…..what a waste of time and waste of a day.

    Constant claims of your teams shit as a justification to come n troll, well I agree we are shit…..you trolls must be the flies that love shit as you keep coming back for more!!

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  • Thump

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #30

    @Wandering: Can’t blame the club for that, mate: we just can’t compete financially with the likes of Watford.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Our Toon

    I might be from swansea but i follow newcastle but that clown that calls himself welshies sheep I don’t think he does, he’s here trying to wind me up.

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  • Pootle2118

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #32

    Out toon

    The way I see it is if supporters of other teams would rather spend time on our teams blog then that points to one of two things. 1. Their teams blog either doesn’t exist or is so poor they decided to visit a more entertaining one. 2. They are so fed up of their own team that they, like many others around the country, have decided to become involved with their “second team” in some way. That’s my opinion anyway

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #33

    How can yoi wind yourself up?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #34

    I didn’t know it was against the law to follow 2 teams.

    Ffs

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #35

    The mighty swans

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  • Thump

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #36

    @welsh: Try and ignore them, mate. Trust me when I say that it’s just as annoying to us as it is to you,

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #37

    Cheers Thump.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #39

    How many teams have Austin been linked with.

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  • Our Toon

    Jun 21, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #40

    Welsh geordie

    It wasn’t directed at you mate, you can support as many teams as you like. This sheep character though makes me laugh, he/she is one of those morons who thinks they are funny but doesn’t realise that they are the joke!!

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