The Evening Standard is reporting today that Newcastle have drawn up a list of three alternatives to Andros Townsend as it looks like the Magpies have given up on the 24 year-old England International winger with Chairman Daniel Levy wanting £14M for the England International.
Andros Townsend – too expensive for Newcastle
It seems Newcastle were willing to pay out £12M for Townsend which is £2M short of what Spurs want.
So why don´t we just pay out £2M – it may save us £135M a year if Andros can help save us from relegation?
And the Standard is again reporting that Townsend is very keen on a move to Newcastle but they have now lined up other options – which we assume are cheaper options.
The three alternatives are QPR´s Matt Phillips, Aston Villa´s Scott Sinclair – who is already said to be in talks with Swansea on returning to his former club – and Sandro Ramirez, the young 20 year-old Barcelona player who would be a great signing for us.
As far as those three are concerned it seems Ramirez would be the best signing with Phillips next and Sinclair third.
But Ramirez would take time to adjust to the pace of the Premier League, so again he would be a risk in the short term as we´ve found out so many times before when players are brought in from the continent.
And Ramirez wouldn´t be cheap either and we suppose the options are either a permanent deal or a loan deal through the end of the seoasn, with an option to buy in the summer.
Sandro Ramirez – Barcelona winger
Ramirez was born in Las Palmas in the Canary Islands, and joined the Barcelona Youth Academy back in 2009.
He played for Barcelona B 61 times with 15 goals and has played for all the Spanish Youth sides including 3 appearances for the U21 side.
The talented youngster has played 19 times this season for Barcelona and scored three goals and in total has 31 appearances for the Spanish powerhouse with 7 goals.
It looks like Sandro would be the next best option to Andros Townsend, but he would be more of a risk than the 10 times capped England Intenrational.
What do you think?