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Newcastle Make Bold £8M Move For Midfielder

7:56 am, Sunday, December 13th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 18 Comments

It’s another Sunday and more reports that Newcastle are trying to lure Tottenham winger Andros Townsend to Tyneside next month to help to fortify the squad.

The Mail is reporting today that Mike Ashley is willing to pay out £8M for the 24 year-old England International winger and it looks like Newcastle are trying to tie up a permanent transfer for the player.

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Andros Townsend – £8M deal to Newcastle?

Previously it has been reported they would take Andros on loan with a view to a permanent move in the summer.

If the deal goes through it will be one of the first times that Newcastle have been willing to pay out big money for English players rather than bring in players who are untested in the Premier League from the continent.

That transfer policy under Mike Ashley has led to only patchy success over the years under Ashley.

Andros is very keen to get into the England squad for the European Championships in France next summer and to do that he has to get regular playing time.

He can get that at Newcastle and also contribute immediately to the Newcastle cause this season – which now seems to be staying in the Premier League.

Newcastle are 3rd bottom of the Premier League after 15 games – something we were not expecting this season – after a disastrous second half of last season after Alan Pardew had surprisingly left the club for Crystal Palace.

Palace are now in 6th place in the Premier League and challenging for a European place for next season and recently hammered us 5-1 at Selhurst Park.

We expect owner Mike Ashley to make more big money available in January to follow on from the almost £53M we spent last summer – the fifth biggest amount spent by any European club in the summer transfer window.

If we can get Andros Townsend on board – he would be a very good acquisition for us – and worth £8M.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Scouting Network · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

18 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jail for Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    Nobody seems to want him here, let’s do the polar opposite of what the fans want and go and buy him !

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    I’m hoping for a sneaky win with a good display today, daylight flying only as well today so back on the rig for four o clock

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:01 AM


  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:04 AM


  • 5 Jail for Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:05 AM


  • 6 ScoopSouthAfrica // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Funny old blog this…..
    I went to bed as ScoopSouthAfrica dreamt I was JIB or was it Welshie, realised I had alziemers and woke up as JohnTudor. I then new I had to be Harry Kane for the day and score hatrick of own goals.
    Fantasy island here I come. LOL

  • 7 Big Archie // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Isn’t it amazing that we still have to put Ashley’s name to everything, even though he has said many times that he does not run the football club.

    Still his fault though.

    It must be painful to hold onto that kind of hatred with no reason.

  • 8 geordieboy83 // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:24 AM


    Morning mate, gotta say I really wouldn’t mind Townsend here to be honest. I think he’s a very decent player, not consistent granted, but can strike a ball, run at pace etc. a bit like bolasie in terms of unpredictability

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Big Archie,
    Do you think that the whistle blowing, back stabbing employer of near slave labour always tells the truth ?

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Geordieboy 83,
    He’s always looked decent for England but it seems that a lot oplhereho watch him a lot aren’t impressed

  • 11 geordieboy83 // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:30 AM


    That’s footy mate, for one who rates him there’ll be 1 who doesn’t. I honestly think he would strengthen us and automatically be the best winger at our disposal

  • 12 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Townsend has fallen out with the Tottenham management and has a year left on his contract in the summer. I wonder what the attraction is.

  • 13 AncientC // Dec 13, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    I am curious when the board will sell the advertising space at the ground, that should raise some money for transfers. I am certain Ashley will not mind, as he isnt running the club anymore, apparently.

  • 14 Jib // Dec 13, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Surely the point is whether SM and the coaching team can use Townsend.

    The main factor against him would be his attitude —– with Pochettino excluding him from training on occasion.

  • 15 Sav // Dec 13, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    Another Obertan with a pet lip. If we had 8 million to spend. I can think of better ways to spend it.

  • 16 OneAlanShearer // Dec 13, 2015 at 10:59 AM

    I’d take towns end but add 4 more or we will continue to struggle. I’d go for shelvey but someone has kindly written Graham Carr a shopping list:

  • 17 OneAlanShearer // Dec 13, 2015 at 11:02 AM

    Looks like robin knoche was already a target. I am all for going for a German centre back and dm.

  • 18 goommy // Dec 13, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    I see Obertan shadow..

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