New Talks – Newcastle Getting Closer To Signing Top Target


The Mirror has just released a report where they say that Newcastle manager Steve McClaren is pushing hard for a £10M deal for Spurs winger Andros Townsend and is increasingly confident of getting the deal done this month.

The report says the new talks have taken place and Newcastle are pleased with the way they have been progressing.

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Andros Townsend – deal getting closer?

£10M would be a good deal for Newcastle with news that Daniel Levy was holding out for £14M – but you never really know what exactly is going on with these transfers.

After all the fuss over Cheick Tiote and problems he was supposed to be having in joining Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua a few days ago, Steve McClaren said today he saw no problems with the move and expected it to go through.

If Newcastle can get Townsend in it would be a great acquisition for Newcastle – because the England International winger will give give Steve McClaren different options up front.

The Mirror are reporting today that new talks have taken place and that Newcastle are happy with how they have been progressing.

That’s even though the report says that Daniel Levy, the Tottenham Chairman is pushing once again for more money from the Tyneside club.

The 24-year-old old fashioned winger is reported to be very keen to join Newcastle and is pushing Tottenham to give him the move he wants his month, after being frozen out of the first team by manager Mauricio Pochettino this season.

Andros can certainly help Newcastle in our relegation battle.

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176 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Just gerrim signed up along with a LB, CB and a striker who can actually put the ball into the net!

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #2

    jamie sterry could play there i have seen him play lb but is considered a rb by the club sometimes needs must far better then aarons defending

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  • Mag52

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Get Townsend in sharpish. We’re looking for a LB.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #4

    lesh
    Think ur peeing in the wind if ur expecting that many coming in

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #5

    I think it’s evident with so few leaving that we won’t bring that many in…or any in!

    …players like Tiote, Marv, Gouf, Willo, Saylor and Rivi needs to leave

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  • sparky55

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Might be why Maclaren is being rumoured to include Rivi tomorrow and the week after so the world can take a look at him and see if he can be moved on.

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Re Townsend: pur-lease no!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #8

    After the great first half display against W Ham the powers that be probably think we have enough in the tank to avoid the drop. The Watford result will depend on whether we get more players over the line, it’s amazing how this new regime think very similarly to the old one !

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  • sparky55

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #9

    One swallow and all that!

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  • U.S Magpie

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #10

    I for one like Townsend, he knows the prem and is an England international so I don’t understand why some don’t like this option as a signing. Lets look at the crap we purchased over the last few years, I would put him on the left wing before all of them, he can also play wing back and know he comes up with goals every so often. Get him in and a CB plus striker and the team should be covered to stay up.

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  • NoahJ

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #11

    I’ve said it on another thread, but Townsend is worth no more than £8m, and Levy’s approach is absolutely farcical- one quick glance at any Spurs fan site will tell you how laughable talk of £14m is.

    I just don’t know why we’re pursuing him as a priority when our defence is paper thin and our strikers can’t score. If anything, midfield is probably our strongest area, and yes we need a decent winger in the long-term, but this can wait until the summer if it comes at the expense of the other positions

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  • jazzyp

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Rotonda will be happy ….. Not

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #13

    What new regime?

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  • Spoof

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #14

    He has rarely player for Spurs, not just this season but any season, he has always been back up, they clearly want him gone yet they appear to be making it as difficult as possible, I really do hope that the deal falls through, £14m for someone who is on a par with Obertan is ridiculous.

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  • martoon

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #15

    U.S Magpie @10 I agree I think Townsend is quite decent but I also agree with NoahJ that he’s not worth £14m – £10m tops I would say.
    Spoof @14 to compare him with Obertan is ridiculous he’s shown he’s a much better footballer than Obertan who can hardly kick the ball!

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #16

    spoof
    not even sure he’s that good would rather buy a LB and give the players we have a chance

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  • Spoof

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #17

    martoon

    yes perhaps he is a bit better than that but do we really need him, where would Sissoko play if we get him, we would have to suffle the entire team around to find a place for him, and for me Sissoko and Janamat give us enough going forward on the right hand side, if it aint broke don’t fix it and Sissoko is miles better than Townsend

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  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #18

    Wwwsbrd

    I hear what you’re saying but there’s always the faint hope that somebody with some influence at SJP might just see fans’s views and shove them in front of Charnley’s nose – preferably when he’s awake!

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  • goommy

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #19

    LB? Time to shine for Mbabu lad!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #20

    I’d rather we stick a bid in for Stokes Erik Pieters !

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  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #21

    * fans’s = fans’ views

    English is a wonderful language….. In the hands of folk who know how to use it!

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  • U.S Magpie

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Yes agree not worth 14 Mil, here’s the thing. We have purchased two midfielders last week, is the idea with Townsend to play him at left back and try and move dummett to CB covering that area for now, and then just purchase a striker. Maybe Newcastle’s way to cover all positions.

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  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail

    If you were Pieters and had been ignored by us already, would you be interested in SJP?

    And Stoke are doing ok thank you very much.

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  • DevonToon

    Jan 22, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #24

    I find it quite strange how short people’s memories are. That season back when townsend was at QPR he had a blinding season there. Then played a bit for spurs and at the time where saying they didn’t really miss bale as they had the English equivalent. For what ever reason he’s fallen out of favour, but he could be a half decent signing if he can find that sort of form again. I’d still prefer to actually give thauvan a fair crack in th 1st team.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #25

    goommy

    Mbabu is injured m8

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  • lesh

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #26

    US Mag

    You’re asking a lot don’t you think?

    Charnley doesn’t do thinking!

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #27

    goomy
    mbabu is injured mate

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  • BandB

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m going to volunteer to take the next hour of writing “he’s injured, mate.”
    So you don’t have to.

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  • davyadams

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #29

    Not sure he’s worth 10 mil

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  • hibbitt

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #30

    goommy
    Mbabu is injured club think 2/3 weeks

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #31

    spoof
    about townsend…..i believe macca sees him on the left mate….he is naturally left footed and quick which our left side is desperate for…..aye he’s known for playing on the right but he has played on the left and can adjust his game to suit what we need……imo anyways

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  • BandB

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #33

    THREE!
    Just while I was WRITING it!

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  • LGFUAD21

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #34

    I’d just loan Enrique as we need A lb in desperately.

    It’s clear the club sees dummet as a player that can develop into a CB long term here which is why we are seeing him get so much time.

    Wouldn’t surprise me if they planned on getting willems in summer and letting colo and dummet battle for CB with the idea being that dummet has the position locked down by Christmas.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Springy

    He is left footed but if SM wants him on the left then why not go for an established left winger rather than hope that a right winger will convert, if that is what SM is doing then he needs his head banged against a wall, and very bloody hard as well

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  • geordie157

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #36

    Get galloway in on loan if everton have alternative cover for baines

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #37

    spoof
    just the way im looking at it…more to get his pace in the side i think…that left hand side has weak all season and all other positions seem pretty much sown up.

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  • SPRINGY

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #38

    spoof
    i think a quality left winger would cost a fortune as well….only other english left wingers around are likes of sinclair…that we’ve linked to anyway.

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  • Spoof

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Montero not English but has been doing in the prem

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 22, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Should just put Lascalles at full back and just get him not to venture past the half way line he can defend well but I can see Watford putting Anya on the right wing and causing us plenty of problems !

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