Newcastle were said to be interested in signing 24 year-old Tottenham winger Andros Townsend in the summer and there is a report today in the Sun that his London club are now ready to let him go out on loan in January.
If that´s correct then Newcastle will be interested but according to the report we will have competition from at least Swansea City.
Andros Townsend – available on loan in January
Newcastle will need reinforcements in January if we are to stay in the Premier League this season and it would seem the England International would be a decent acquisition on loan.
He´s played in the Premier League and therefore wouldn´t need much settling in time, which is usually the problem for players Newcastle sign – since they are usually from the continent and need time to settle in to the much faster pace of the Premier League.
Newcastle probably need to change their transfer policy so that we sign more British players and that gives us some advantages.
They usually have played in the Premier League and can produce immediately and they are known quantities.
With some of our signings from the continent, there´s a much bigger risk and players like Remy Cabella and Manu Riviere just don´t make it.
Tottenham are said to want to bring in Crystal Palace’s Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace, but they would seem to have little chance of doing that.
Alan Pardew has much more control at Palace than he ever had at Newcastle, which is one reason he’s doing so well there, and he´s not daft enough to let his top player leave half-way through the season.
He was forced to do that by the Newcastle hierarchy with Yohan Cabaye a couple of years ago, and the team slumped for the rest of the season.
We don´t think the Palace hierarchy are so obsessed with making money as Newcastle are – they want to build a good side.
We think Andros Townsend would be a good loan signing for us if we can get him.
What do you think?