The Twitter universe is ablaze with the news that Newcastle have agreed a deal to sign Andros Townsend from Spurs and that deal could be completed in the next 24 hours.
Andros Townsend – fee agreed with Tottenham
Of course there’s no telling if there’s any truth to this and Twitter has started many a false rumor in the past, but on the other hand it would be great if Newcastle can formalize a deal for Townsend – because that will give us a much needed lift and some momentum.
It will also help us bring in a striker that we so desperately need before the transfer window closes next Monday.
Here’s what Soccer Sauce had to say about it – it could be a done deal tomorrow.
#NUFC agree fee with Spurs for Andros Townsend. National media reporting this now. Deal could be done tomorrow
— Soccer Sauce (@soccer_sauce) January 25, 2016
Update: The Guardian is reporting that Mauricio Pochettino has personally got involved to request the club accept a lower bid and not surprisingly that´s about half way between what Newcastle offered and the £14M Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy wanted.
The report is that Levy has now agreed to the move in principle and now Townsend will be allowed to discuss personal terms with Newcastle, which is not expected to be a deal breaker.