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 – 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.