News today that Newcastle are trying to get a deal done to get Andros Townsend to Newcastle and are busy explaining to the 24 year-old England winger how he could thrive on Tyneside.
If Newcastle are successful in getting the player it’s another player that Steve McClaren has wanted and like Jonjo Shelvey he is an experienced Premier League player who can instantly produce for Newcastle.
Andros Townsend – next signing for Newcastle?
The Mail are reporting Newcastle have already devised a fitness plan for the Tottenham winger, who is said to be keen to join the Magpies, but who hasn’t played for Spurs since October.
Certainly if Andros watched the game last night at St. James Park – the 3-3 draw against Manchester United – he would have seen what it’s like to play in front of a passionate Geordie crowd.
The fans were simply magnificent last night in what is being portrayed as one of the best Premier League games of the season.
McClaren was key in getting Jonjo Shelvey to Newcastle after he explained to him in some detail the free-flowing role he would have at Newcastle as the midfield general.
That’s something he wouldn’t get at Crystal Palace with former Newcastle player Yohan Cabaye their main central midfield player.
Shelvey is basically the replacement for Yohan Cabaye – but two years late.
McClaren has worked out a plan for Andros to get him up to speed in fitness levels as soon as possible, so he can start producing quickly for the Newcastle team – as we are in desperate need of some wins.
That’s also good for Townsend himself, because he would have a chance – if he plays really well for Newcastle – to make the England squad for the Euro 2016 Championships in France in June.
The Mail however are also reporting that some complications still exist for his transfer.
Maybe that’s the transfer fee – but we should be going all out to get him in on loan this month and try to get Spurs to agree to that as a first stage in his possible permanent arrival on Tyneside.
What do you think?