Newcastle United are to make a move to take England winger Andros Townsend on loan in January according to press reports today.
United have often been linked with the Tottenham player in the past but with Spurs linked with a January move of their own for Palace’s Yannick Bolasie, Andros Townsend would end up even further down the pecking order.
Despite making it into double figures in terms of England appearances, the 24 year old has never become a first team regular at White Hart Lane.
With the North London club’s never ending transfer activity, Andros Townsend has ended up not making a single Premier League start this season.
Limited to only 64 minutes spread over three substitute appearances, the winger is desperate for regular football if he is to stand any chance of making next summer’s Euros with England.
Spurs are ready to let Townsend go out on loan and The Sun report that both Swansea and Newcastle have shown an interest.
From Newcastle’s point of view, the likelihood of any move for the Spurs player is likely to rest on two things.
Firstly, the shape the team are in by the time we get to January, if the players have put together a run to get the club out of relegation trouble then hard to see any move for Townsend. However, if the situation is similar to the current one…
Secondly, Florian Thauvin. Very hard to see Mike Ashley paying out good money to bring a winger on loan whilst at the same time have another one sitting on the bench who the club paid £13m for.
Thauvin got some stick on Sunday as despite a couple of decent touches he then lost the ball for what ended up to be the third goal and his attempts at getting back to help, were feeble at best.
He hasn’t been helped though in the last three matches. Introduced as a sub at 6-1 down against Manchester City, then 2-0 and a man down at Sunderland, yet not given a chance when 5-2 up in the Norwich match with 25 minutes to play.