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Newcastle Linked With England International Midfielder

8:21 am, Thursday, August 13th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 17 Comments

There’s a report in the Mirror today that both Newcastle United and Aston Villa are interested in signing winger Andros Townsend from Spurs, who has now returned to training after suffering a shoulder injury in pre-season.

Andros himself is also keen on getting regular football this season, so he has a chance of making Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the Euro 2016 Championships in France next summer.

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend – Newcastle interested

Tim Sherwood will know all about Andros, after Tim was at Spurs for a number of years as a coach at various levels, including head coach.

Aston Villa also have big money to spend, after getting around £33M from Liverpool for striker Christian Benteke – that’s a massive fee the Red have paid for Benteke.

Andros has played 86 games with 10 goals for Spurs so far, and Spurs want £15M for him, which seems high, but he is an English International, and they tend to go at a high price these days.

He played for most of the England Youth sides and made his full debut for England back 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.

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

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

His fee of £15M could be a problem for Newcastle,  but there again our reported number one winger target is French U21 International Florian Thauvin, and Marseilles want £15M for the 22 year-old.

It’s difficult to know if we are really interested in this player, but we have been linked with him continually over the summer.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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17 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nut meg // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    If he was for free I still wouldn’t have him.A really poor footballer who is another non producer….a waste of money.

  • 2 lochinvar // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    He looks like a Villa player – best place for him to reunite with Sherwood and another £15m towards Villas relegation campaign.


  • 3 nut meg // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    @ 2
    I agree

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    £15M for Townsend is another cruel joke!

    …try telling any club on the continent that they would have to pay that for his services…they would laugh!

  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Why ?

  • 6 Derek // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    We already know, he is one of the over 100 players we’ve been linked with.

  • 7 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    I think alot of clubs have made some good deals (in their situation)…it’s going to be a difficult season!

    …the same 6 teams will run off, but the rest can go either way. Usually two (definitely one) of the new boys will be relegated again.

  • 8 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    spurs love a winger that cant cross or score why cant we flog them obertan

  • 9 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    beer…I am not picky mate! Anywhere but here will do 😉 lol

  • 10 toon kk // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:39 AM


  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Get that young RB from Leeds and a better winger than Townsend and it’s been a half decent window. People talking about how poor Tiote was and get rid, who else could have come on ? We are still short past that first eleven.

  • 12 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:48 AM


    its becoming a a real problem all the dead wood in the club, it not a problem when we buy wygnaldum at 13mill and give him a 5 6 year deal chances are he is gonna make it
    but the obertans rivieres the ones we buy for 5mill that just haven’t worked out we are lumbered

    any1 we buy under 7 mill we should only offer 3 year deals with extra 2 year clauses with a small rise if we want them

  • 13 Laurent Robert 32 // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Hope not

  • 14 beermonkey // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:53 AM


    it always takes tiote a while the club should be holding some extra under 21 games to get some of these players back up to speed

    I don’t think we should flog tiote there will be times when he is needed in the team and not the finesse of anita
    for me abeid fills the role a lot better butter but I think carver made his mind up to go
    has he actually gone yet

  • 15 dean021082 // Aug 13, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Surely there are better players around than Townsend? We should be looking at players such as Esswein, injured for half of last season but when fit a real threat. And if we talking 15 million for a winger we are not looking too far away from what Barcelona value Pedro. Let’s get away from these over prices English players with sketchy form figures.

  • 16 Blackley and Brownlie // Aug 13, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    I’ve no problem with a bit of non football craic on here. My point is that your comments, which are typical of you, are all about knackers, undesirable types and gangs. I reckon at least 80% of your posts are like this. For the sake of the blog, could you please grow up.

  • 17 Sav // Aug 13, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    With Mac and a new system of playing we shouldn’t give up on Cabella to fix out right wing problem. Spend the money on a CB.

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