Townsend Not Moving To Sporting Lisbon

There’s a report from ESPN today that sources close to Newcastle winger Andros Townsend have said the report in the Portuguese Dailey Record that he has traveled to Lisbon and may even be having a medical today before signing on at the top Portuguese club is simply not true.

Andros is not in Portugal.

andros townsend and Rafa Benitez

Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez
Don’t go to Portugal son


However, there are still concerns among Newcastle fans that Townsend may leave the club this summer, with a reported £8M release clause in his contract, after Newcastle signed him for £12M from Spurs in January.

There seems something wrong – even for Newcastle – to put a clause in a contract that could see them lose £4M in a short six months.

But Newcastle can never be accused of being a well-run club – well not up to this point.

But if Rafa Benitez signs on as expected later this week as the Newcastle manager with carte blanche, that could all change very quickly.

Andros has been in great form for Newcatsle, especially since Rafa appeared on the scene on March 11th – and Townsend has been a real star performer for the Magpies.

Because of that excellent form Andros made the England 26 man squad preparing for the Euro 2016 Tournament in France next month.

Not only has Townsend scored four great goals for us, but he runs at the defense and he works hard in tracking back to help out the defense.

He’s looking more and more like a complete player in the last few games for Newcatsle in the season just passed.

However, Newcastle – even with the heroics of Andros – couldn’t avoid a second relegation in just seven years.

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