There´s a report in the Mail tonight that Newcastle are confident they can sign Andros Townsend in the January transfer window and it´s hardly surprising that the club are fully aware they have to spend big time in January if we are to remain a Premier League club in May.
And from the Mail report it evens seems there has been some negotiation with Townsend and he´s been almost guaranteed a starting place if he agrees to join Newcastle.
Andros Townsend – on loan to Newcastle?
That is important to Andros because he will be keen to get into the England squad for the 2016 European Championships in France next summer and he´ll not have much chance of doing that on the bench at Spurs.
The deal is likely to be a loan deal through the end of the season with an option to make it permanent in the summer.
Townsend is the exact type of player we should be signing in January – somebody who can come in and make an immediate impact at Newcastle – since he´s an experienced Premier League player.
With Newcastle likely to be near the bottom of the league in January, it could be difficult to get many permanent deals closed during the winter transfer window.
Andros has played 93 games with 11 goals and 15 assists for Spurs, and his club may want as much as £15M for him in any permanent deal, but he is also an English International.
Andros 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 and was the Man of the Match.
But he has since found it difficult to get caps for England and currently has 10 caps with three goals.
He has spent time on loan getting first team experience at a number of clubs including Ipswich. Millwall, 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.
Andros has played only seven times for Spurs this season and only three times in the Premier League.
He would be an excellent acquisition for us in January – if we can get him in on loan.
What do you think?