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Southampton To Challenge Newcastle For Top Target

9:39 am, Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

News today in The Sun that Southampton are looking to hijack any deal Newcastle may have with Tottenham to sign England Intentional winger Andros Townsend in January and they have entered the race to sign the 24 year-old.

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend – Southampton now interested

Newcastle have been continually linked with Townsend for a few months now, with recent news over the weekend that we are willing to pay out £8M in January for the permanent transfer of the Tottenham winger.

But if the news is accurate in the Sun today it could hurt Newcastle’s chances of getting Townsend.

That’s because the Saints these days are a lot more ambitious than Newcastle – their stated goal is to play in the Champions League –  and they are also a very well-run club and could be an attraction to the 10 times capped England International.

Andros is very keen to start playing first team football next month so he gives himself a decent chance of making the England squad for the Euro 2016 finals in France next June.

He is certainly not getting much playing time at all this season at Spurs and he’s made only 7 first team appearances and only three appearances in the Premier League – and he had a game for the Spurs U21 side earlier this week.

Townsend has played a total of 93 times for Spurs with 11 goals and 15 assists and if Newcastle are to get this player in January we will need to show some real decisiveness and boldness in the upcoming transfer window.

Comments welcome.

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

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 welshgeordie9 // Dec 16, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Wow we have problems in January if he’s our top target, ffs.

  • 2 welshgeordie9 // Dec 16, 2015 at 9:43 AM


  • 3 SPRINGY // Dec 16, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    villa could be a banana skin….need the players to be confident but focused….not just think they just have to show up….which tbh ,they have done frequently in the past …hope they’ve learned
    as for townsend not convinced he’s what we need…just another sicknote on his recent record

  • 4 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 16, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    They are welcome to him.

  • 5 Jib // Dec 16, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    He was barred from the Enfield Training cemtre for a number of weeks because of his disruptive attitude and generally being a tool.

  • 6 hibbitt // Dec 16, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    i hope southampton win this race

  • 7 Average_Contents // Dec 16, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Thank fcuk for that then.

    Alien heed mark 2

  • 8 SPRINGY // Dec 16, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    ed should put it to one of famous votes…if the no’s win then no more articles about him till the club mention him…same with austin!lol

  • 9 Jib // Dec 16, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    According to this North African footy site
    Hakim Ziyech a Dutch attacking midfielder of Morrocan descent who plays for Twente Enschede (22 years old 47 games 20 goals) is meeting with his agent Marjolein Nakhli (Nakhli Mondial) to choose between us or Aston Villa.

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