Newcastle In Advanced Negotiations For England International

There is news in the local press that Newcastle are working hard to get a loan deal agreed with Tottenham for their England winger Andros Townsend for next month’s transfer window.

Andros is simply not getting enough playing time under Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino and since he is very keen to make England’s squad for the European Championships in France next summer he needs playing time for the rest of the season.

Newcastle in the negotiations are said to have all but guaranteed Andros a starting position at Newcastle – but  that always depends on how well he is playing.

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend – Spurs and England winger

Certainly Andros is used to being out on loan and earlier in his career he was sent out on loan to Yeovil, Leyton Orient, MK Dons, Ipswich, Watford, Millwall, Leeds, Birmingham and QPR playing 101 times in total for those nine clubs with 11 goals,

He´s also played 86 times with 10 goals for the Spurs first team and represented England at all levels including 10 full caps with three goals.

Townsend is just the type of player Newcastle need in January – a player who has ample experience in the Premier League and who can immediately produce for the side.

He will also be motivated to play well to get into the England squad and the loan deal will have a clause in it where Newcastle could sign the player permanently in the summer.

The fee for Townsend would probably be around £10M – if he does well on loan at Newcastle.

After the complete mess the club has got themselves into this year we would assume they will be very anxious to put things right in January.

The club should be willing to pay out some big money to strengthen the side for the second half of the season.

But there again you never know exactly what those at the top of the Newcastle club are really thinking.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Jib

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #1

    He may have a few England caps but he’s still kak

  • Ron Knee

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #2

    Morning jesper

    “But there again you never know exactly what those at the top of the Newcastle club are really thinking.” You mean they can think?

  • andrewsneill

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Really don’t see the point in bringing him in . Rolando Aarons is significantly better. We do need a winger but if we’re not going to bring in quality then give Aarons a run in the side.

    (For what it’s worth i also wouldn’t want to give him game time and help him get in the England squad either)

  • Goldmbemba

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    these kind of stories are probably garbage in my opinion, just looking at the way its written.

    ‘will be guaranteed a starting position…’ rubbish. So you’re telling me that a player who cant get into the spurs team, at all, is suddenly worthy of being guaranteed a starting spot in our team? Ok we’ve been poor, but what message does that send to the squad? Honestly who would he replace at the moment?

    gini? perez? sissoko? no , no and no. In SdJ i think its crucial that steve continues to build him up into a strong leader on the pitch, becuase thats what we bought him for in the first place. remember him getting number 10 as they spat in ben arfa’s face?

    maybe i have a soft spot for sdj but it would be nice to see a bit of loyalty come to fruition, both on his part and the club’s part.

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Don’t want him here.

    Pochettino plays those who work hard and press, he doesn’t fit into that so doesn’t get a game. Why would we want more of that type of player here.

    He has ability but can’t get a game, suggests something is wrong. Attitude mainly Id guess.

  • geordie157

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #6

    I still think gini’s ex team mate Narsingh is the answer if we want a winger.

    Wonder if there’s any truth in the matip rumours, although would be even come to us. Matip and Mbemba on paper sounds promising but both are young and will make mistakes. So maybe a cb who’s 27/28 would fit the bill better.

    Tasci used to look good at Stuttgart, not sure how he’s doing now but could be what we need.

    An English player we should buy is Lewis Cook of Leeds.

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #7


    I think centre backs are difficult to buy, look at Man City, spent 70mil on centre backs in the past year and without Kompany they are a shambles at the back.

    For me if Matip is the quality people say I think we should bring him in, we should also look at an established Prem League CB around the 28-30 mark who can play a couple of years until they both gain good experience.

    Could move on Taylor and Colo/Willo to allow that.

  • Bambams

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #8

    What’s happened to Aarons ? Has he got a bad injury ?
    I can’t remember what the craic was with him

  • Transfer Sage

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #9

    Also I’m surprised that some teams haven’t invested in a local non league side more, get them up to a decent non league level then in a perfect position to spot the next Jamie Vardy. There are a few players in those leagues who have gone on to make the grade.

  • calvinzolamakongo

    Dec 8, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #10

    He is definitely as good as any other in the prem imo and has a lot of pace which we lack gini and sissoko are quick but we need that walcott/zaha pace

  • Sav

    Dec 8, 2015 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #11

    Get a cap and you’re ‘England International’ for the rest of your born days.


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