Southampton In Part Exchange Deal For Townsend

There is a report in The Sun today that Spurs are hoping to sign Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, and the news is that Andros Townsend could be going the other way in a part exchange deal.

Tottenham have wanted the former Celtic midfielder for some time now and maybe using Andros Townsend as bait for the deal cna get them the 24 year-old Kenyan International.

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend – Saints in for him

As we reported earlier today the Saints have expressed an interest in the England International winger, after Newcastle have been trying to negotiate a fee for the England winger over the last few weeks but cannot reach an agreement with Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy.

Southampton are said to have entered the race for Townsend last week – after they snapped up Charlie Austin from QPR on a £4M deal – a Newcastle striker target since last summer.

Newcastle are reported to have had a £10M bid turned down for Townsend but Levy wants £14M and it could be the London club could get Wanyana with Townsend going the other way – and it would be a good deal for Spurs.

There was also news yesterday that a fee had been agreed for Townsend and in one of the 24 year-old’s tweets last night after he played for the Spurs U21 seemed to suggest he was leaving the London club.

But we were hoping it was for Newcastle and not the Saints.

Newcastle could still get the deal done and we hope that happens, but if Southampton beat us again at the last moment to one of our targets – it will be egg on the face of the Newcastle recruitment team – that’s for sure.

We really hope that doesn’t happen.

At the very least it’s a worrying development for a club in the relegation zone, after five months gone in the season.

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