Reports Newcastle Close To Third Signing In A Week


There is news coming through from Sky Sports and the Star that a deal is very close between Spurs and Newcastle for the Tyneside club to sign Andros Townsend – the 24 year-old England International winger who is keen to join Newcastle.

We reported this morning that negotiations were underway to sign Townsend, who would cost around £12M, and those talks are now said to be at an advanced stage.

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Andros Townsend – close to signing for Newcastle

The Star is reporting that a deal is very close to being completed.

Steve McClaren is keen to get the England winger to Newcastle and it seems he will be successful for a second time this week in getting an experienced Premier League English International to sign for the Magpies.

On Tuesday Jonjo Shelvey signed for Newcastle from Swansea and will make his debut tomorrow against West Ham – the team he supported as a boy growing up in east London.

While the Star is reporting a deal is very close Sky Sports is reporting negotiations are underway.

Steve McClaren has talked to Andros and has already devised a plan to get him fit and ready to play for Newcastle as soon as possible, since he hasn’t played for the Tottenham first team since last October.

Like Jonjo, Townsend is  keen to get games with Newcastle, because he wants to get into the England squad for the Euro 2016 tournament in France in June and if both Englishmen play well for Newcastle there’s no reason both couldn’t make the England squad.

However,  that would probably mean England manager Roy Hodgson would have to make  at least one long journey up to St. James’ Park to watch them play.

If Newcastle can make this deal final it would be the third deal in five days for two Englishmen and  a Senegal midfielder – Henri Saivet from Bordeaux – for a combined transfer fee of around £30M.

That would be a gross transfer outlay of around £82M since the end of last season.

How much will it cost to keep us in the Premier League this season?

Once we hopefully sign Andros we still need a top striker brought in.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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54 comments so far

  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #1

    A lb and a young up coming rb is needed now and that will totally change us, it would give janmaat a kick up the backside that he needs.

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  • Bambams

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #2

    Still not totally sure about Townsend. ….I was at first but so many posters on here seem to not rate him.
    I have only seen bits of his play for England and a bit for Spurs. Must admit I thought he had pace and looked decent.
    Time will tell

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Andros Townsend averages a goal or assist every 280 minutes in the Premier League. Ayoze Perez averages one every 281 minutes… #NUFC

    Is this true?

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #4

    I am actually excited at the calibre of player Macca is bringing in. Townsend is the kind of winger we need electric pace, can go past defenders and a good crosser, all the things Obertan wishes he could do

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #5

    better this, than the usual window where we wait until the last week to make any sort of move… unfortunately, we have to be aggressive, its a deep hole weve dug ourselves into

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  • Take a Chancel on me

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #6

    get a pacey striker in and we should have goals galore…..
    think a cb is needed though

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #7

    oberton he could go by but forgot why

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #8

    eaststand
    think that may be on the summer transfer agenda….lb anyway….been no mention of a right back with the exception of byram and he’s off to everton so think he’ll be looking at mbabu if he can have a run of games

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Lets hope it’s just a loan deal! Those £12M should be used on a CB!

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  • colwell

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #10

    The price is a bit steep but he brings something we lack so badly an actual threat from the left with loads of pace and is very direct. He is much better than what we have and although his assists stats aren’t great it doesn’t take into account that he creates so many chances by skinning players and taking them out of the play leaving alot of space for others.

    He has an attitude who gives a shite so does Thauvin the slowest winger in the world.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #11

    How can you divise a fitness plan for a player before you’ve even signed him ? Surely you would need to assess his fitness and have a proper look at him first?

    You read some shite during transfer Windows.

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  • why oh why

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #12

    If we can get this lad in I will be very happy.
    Top player this lad.
    I for one can now see our side taking shape under macca.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #13

    jesper
    spurs were apparently only willing to do a perm deal…..according to reports like

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  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #14

    WW, maybe so but have a look at his conversion rate, theres probably 50 crap pot shots for every goal scored.
    Get used to hearing the commentary….
    “TOWNSEEEND…goal kick”

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  • AncientC

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #15

    jesperfuglsang – It may very well be a permanent deal. Townsend only has 12 months left on his deal in the next window – Tottenham will be doing everything they can to avoid that outcome.

    Here is hoping it isn’t a permanent deal.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #16

    As far as I’m aware he’s fit but not in the picture due to disciplinary matters

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #17

    I think left back is the most important position that we need to strengthen. Raphael Guerriero is a must signing. Keep Thavin, give him a chance. If we don’t sign a striker and centre back, we can play Lascelles and Riviere. Riviere needs another chance. Marveuax should be playing ahead of Shelvey.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #18

    We could get £16m for both Colback and Dummett. It’s a no brainer to get rid of them. Palace wanted Dummett for £8m

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  • Dukis22lt

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Ill be very happy if Townsend comes here. Although he seems to prefer to play on the right, he will most likely be implemented on the left to cross that ball for Mitro. Also love the fact that he uses both of his feet to execute. Hes better than what we have in that position that’s for sure.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #20

    SUTTY
    Well tbf u fail to score 100% of the shots u don’t take

    Haha am pretty undecided on Townsend but I won’t judge the lad before he signs

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  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Springy

    I think we need a defender in who can play across the back if we are going to wait till summer for a lb, just seen about Everton getting him.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #22

    SPRINGY/Ancient…to me a CB and a forward are more important. I don’t understand why we are avoiding the obvious?

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  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #23

    WW, that’s like something from the management consultants book of favourite phrases!

    u fail to score 100% of the shots u don’t take

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  • SUTTY1978

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #24

    Jesper, we always avoid the obvious, we’ve been doing it for years!

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #25

    SUTTY
    Haha good line like isn’t it haha

    Tbf am not against getting someone in who is willing to take a shot

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  • Harley

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Really hope this comes off.

    Winaldum, mbemba, mitrovic, Shelvey, Townsend and most likely a new striker all in one season

    I don’t think anyone saw that coming. If only we’d bought Redmond instead of thauvin.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #27

    Good news in my opinion.

    Bambams – I thought the same thing. I still think he’s better than what we’ve got and has the EPL experience. Now if only we could sign young Byram from Leeds to have another threat on the opposite wing. He can even play at RB and is available for less than 4m.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #28

    jesperfuglsang – when a Premier League club is sitting in the bottom three half-way through the season, choices are sparse and limited.

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  • magscar

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #29

    Repost as Ed moved again

    magscar // Jan 15, 2016 at 7:43 PM

    AncientC

    I need no admonishment from you.

    I wished to leave matters as they were but you seem to want to continue on an offshoot of the original point perhaps because you have just come on and are catching up. It really isn’t helping that you feel inclined to treat us with your higher than thou approach when things have died down. Your posts may be regarded as muck stirring by some but I will give you the benefit of the doubt. If you can see your way to stop poking I think I can manage to stop barking -deal?

    For others

    I am sure Tuff would welcome matter being seen as done and dusted.

    Let’s do as someone else said and let the footie talk carry on there is plenty to fall out about 🙂

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  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #30

    With Cisse now injured, we could do with a fourth striker. Anyone out of Berahino, Remy and Lacazette would do. Anita and Mbabu are right and left back cover. We could do with another cb but lb is a must. If we get Townsend and Guerriero/Willems, I’d be satisfied.

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  • toonicle

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #31

    My guess is we will be waiting till the summer and then signing Willems from the Dutch league there, sure wish they would bring in another CB this window yet. Colo may be playing well the last few games but in general I’m over him, time to move on and find a partner from Mbemba going forward.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #32

    w2e had HBA who had a goal or and assist every 120 mins, but p45 and his sheep followers chased him out

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #33

    kone for 5m is a cb i think we should look at……striker’s are a lot harder we need pace and finishing abilitys so not easy to get them qualities in the position we are in

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  • Phoenix

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #34

    I work with two spurs fans who go to games on a regular basis,they both say he is lazy which is why he can’t get in Spurs team

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  • Mag52

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #35

    Good news on the Townsend signing.
    Just got to get him fit now and firing.

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  • will die for the toon army

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #36

    …….Shelvey….Colback/Saviet
    Sissoko…..Wijnaldum…….Townsend
    ………….Mitrovic

    That is a good team.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #37

    catchy
    He’s gone mate and has been for a while…not time to move on?

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  • Thump

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #38
  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #39

    Ancient…that’s true mate 🙂

    …but why are being so careless then? We need that CB and a forward to take the responsibility away from young Mitro.

    I am fine with someone like Townsend. He’s the kind of player that suits McC’s British football philosophy. But if we cannot get him on loan then the club should really learn the necessity of prioritizing!

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 15, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Don’t knock it; these are quality signings. Just thought, if this team goes down it will be the best ever to be relegated and McClaren will be officially the worst coach ever in the PL. lol

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