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 – 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?