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Townsend Very Close To Becoming A Newcastle Player

11:56 am, Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 35 Comments

There’s news coming out today in nearly all the main newspapers that Newcastle have agreed a fee of £12M for Andros Townsend from Tottenham Hotspur.

The news is that Andros is yet to agree to personal terms being offered by the Tyneside club, but we’d be very surprised if there are any problems coming to an agreement on wages after the tough lifting has been done on the fee.


Andros Townsend – now discussing terms with Newcastle

It’s understood that both Watford and Southampton would also like to sign the 24 year-old England International winger, but it appears that Newcastle are now close to completing a deal.

There was news today in The Sun that Southampton were interested in getting Townsend in a part change deal for defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama, but they may have left that too late.

We (unashamedly) hope so because we need this player in if we are to have any chance of surviving in the Premier League.

It’s also been widely reported that Andros is keen to join Newcastle and once terms are agreed he will have a medical and then hopefully be introduced as Newcastle’s third signing this month after Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet were signed earlier this month.

That brings Newcastle’s outlay in January to close to £30M and that means we have spent £100M on new players since the end of last season – a phenomenal amount and yet we are still struggling for survival in the Premier League.

It will now be up to Steve McClaren and his coaching staff to get the job done and start to put some wins up on the board and quickly too.

If we were to hazard a guess we think Steve will get about five games to start putting some wins together and if he’s not able to do that then his job will be in danger.

After Mike Ashley has put up £100M and we are not finished yet – he has every right to expect a (much) better return then we have so far this season – 21 points from 23 games – the worst we have ever done at this stage in any Premier League season – ever.

We cannot keep listening to Steve McClaren tell us after a game we were the better team, but we missed our chances and controlled the game and played really well even though we lost – it’s all about results from now on.

And it has to be if we are to survive.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

35 responses so far ↓

  • 1 expatmag // Jan 26, 2016 at 11:58 AM


    Mark Douglas knows about as much as us

  • 2 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 11:58 AM

    A CB should have been a priority.

    Seeing as most attacks starts from the back a LB should have been another priority.

  • 3 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    He’s not saying he’s gonna play cf he’s highlighting the fact we love our strikers and LW’s bit rude to leave out salano and Gillespie mind

  • 4 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:00 PM

    It’s not a mystery why we cannot score goals (of course luck and confidence plays a part as well)

    We just seem sat-up wrong and we seem very unbalanced.

  • 5 martoon // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    It just shows how The Sun make up stories. This deal was obviously just about agreed last night and yet The Sun were claiming he was going to Southampton – yeah right.
    I personally feel this is a fantastic signing – a new club is maybe just what he need to rekindle his form.

  • 6 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:01 PM

    next through the door Berahino

  • 7 Toon_Tom // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    Springy – Lacazette is back on so I hear

  • 8 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    just relaying an apparent townsend quote from his twitter mate…..ya probs ryt like!lol

  • 9 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:03 PM

    Maybe, I have only read the quotes people have put on here and it comes across a touch ambiguous. If there is more to the quotes then good.

  • 10 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    If we sign 2 from Remy, Berahino and Lacazette, I’d be happy.

    Surprised we didn’t go in for Zarate. £1.6m for him is a bargain.

    Also one out of Guerriero, Willems, Santon and Aly Cissokho is a must.

  • 11 expatmag // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:04 PM


    yep ……thats me and she is still as sexy as ever

  • 12 barkel // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:04 PM

    £12mil for a guy that can’t get in one of the few teams we’ve managed to beat this season? Hopefully with a bit of love from the management he can be a good player for us.

  • 13 expatmag // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:05 PM


    No worries

  • 14 Ketsbaia9 // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Also think we should sign Clement Grenier this month.

  • 15 martoon // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:06 PM

    Howay Kets with the best will in the world we are only going to sign ONE striker – I’d be happy with any of those 3 you mentioned as well as Townsend.

  • 16 expatmag // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:07 PM


    Fcuks sake man……Ally Cissoko???????

  • 17 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:07 PM

    toon tom
    soccer sauce have been pretty accurate all window and although they are not liked by all they reckon lacazette is a non starter….so would tend to believe them as they have been canny good this window…..i think remy is looking more likely

  • 18 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:08 PM

    Do you think Aarons performance against Watford forced Macca’s hand?

  • 19 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:10 PM

    grenier has barely played and has been out of form on the bench for lyon all season….cant see that happened.

  • 20 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    TC…I suppose Aarons should go out on loan and get some game time. I would even consider sending him abroad to a physical league!

  • 21 Lindisfarne // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM


  • 22 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:11 PM

    Take a Chancel,
    You mean playing Aarons wrongly as a wingback on his first game back? If that swayed the decision then Macca should have a long hard look at himself.

  • 23 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    take a chancel
    maybe aarons lack of sharpness and realising how long it will take to get him back into shape, helped push the deal thru

  • 24 martoon // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:12 PM

    Springy @17 – I agree although they get a lot of abuse from idiots I find Soccer Sauce about the best of all the ITKs in Twitter.

  • 25 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:14 PM

    That’s what I meant springy yeah

  • 26 Take a Chancel on me // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    I agree Martoon, Soccer sauce tends to be on the money

  • 27 manxpie // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    Springy sorry but soccer sauce said town send was done and signing within 48 hours 2 weeks ago they just guess mate I think it was Taylor and besty that posted all there wrong ones (that they hadn’t already deleted) funny as fusk like

  • 28 Lilongwe Geordie // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:18 PM

    It will be interesting to see what happens in the next match in terms of lineup and formation. Particularly if we do go and get a centre forward before the window shuts.

  • 29 barkel // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:19 PM


    Perhaps Aarons was played to show how stuck we are. He looked very nervous and he didn’t get much help. Would like to see him at Coventry with Arma

  • 30 The overrated Frenchman // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:20 PM

    Somebody will write a thesis about this one day. “How to Buy Your Way to Relegation from the Premier League”.

  • 31 Lindisfarne // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    Pre season Aarons was talking about playing a more defensive role, so I believe it was always going to an option used at some point. Having suggested myself that using three CD may be a good idea, I can not really criticise, but I do admit it did not work. The Midfield had a gaping hole in it, players looked lost and confidence will be low again.

  • 32 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:21 PM

    just reading the independent saying we are confident of 20m deal for lacazette,.. but the quotes they are using are from last summer regarding lacazette talking to his chairman about 2016 premier move…..rehashing old reports to make stories in this window…so i doubt theres any truth in the latest lacazette rumours

  • 33 SPRINGY // Jan 26, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    we all are working off scraps of info and soccer sauce are another outlet they may get things wrong but what else do we have to go off….keeps things interesting tho!lol

  • 34 mad-serb // Jan 26, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Afternooon guys

    Glad to hear Townsend is singing for us. The fee is probably to much but when you are in our situation were are going to be held at randsom in this window, however I am glad they decided to pay the extra couple of millions which in the past we would have walked away for sure.

    But lets hope he has a similar debut to that of Shelvey and gets us 3 points at everton and he would have paid of 3 or 4 million of that price already.

  • 35 SUFCsunderland // Jan 26, 2016 at 6:46 PM

    Scraping the barrel with Andros. Another Obertan but English so he’s overpriced

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