Andros Townsend has passed his medical and signed on for Newcastle United and he becomes the third signing this month for Newcastle and we hope there are still more to come including a striker.
Andros Townsend – Newcastle finally got their man
Here’s what has just gone out on the Newcastle website about our new signing.
Newcastle United have completed the signing of England international winger Andros Townsend from Tottenham Hotspur.
The 24-year-old arrives at St. James’ Park for an undisclosed fee and has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the Magpies. He will wear the number 25 shirt.
Townsend made 93 senior appearances in all competitions for Spurs after joining the club’s Academy aged eight.
He has also represented England at youth and senior level, earning ten full international caps and scoring on three occasions under current boss Roy Hodgson.
“I’m delighted to be here.” “Newcastle United is a fantastic club with great fans, a great stadium and great tradition.
“As soon as I heard Newcastle were interested in me, there was only one place I wanted to go – so I can’t wait to get started.”
Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren said:
“Bringing Andros to the Club is a great signing. “He is a very good talent who is a current England international and should be one for years to come, too.
“Andros is a winger with an old-fashioned style. He can play on the right or the left, is two-footed, quick, very direct and loves taking on defenders and crossing the ball.
“He feels he has a lot to prove and I can’t wait to see him do that in a Newcastle shirt.”
This is potentially a great signing for us as the England International can both score and create goals and gives us some speed and some old fashioned wing play out wide on either side.
We warmly welcome Andros Townsend to Newcastle United Football Club.