This morning brought news that Andros Townsend was expected to sign for Newcastle ‘in the next 48 hours’ after Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has personally intervened to make the deal happen..
The two clubs were said to be now willing to compromise on the transfer fee after the original stalemate of Daniel Levy demanding no less than £14m for the winger and Newcastle ‘only’ offering £10m.
Now both Sky Sports and the BBC have confirmed that agreement has been reached on the transfer fee, believed to be in the region of £12m.
Sky Sports’ man in the north east Keith Downie putting out the following message on Twitter:
‘Daniel Levy signed off the deal for Townsend at 10am this morning. The winger will agree a long-term contract pending a medical.’
Tottenham are in fourth position in the Premier League and only five points off top spot, so Pochettino wanted to free up transfer cash/wages and space in his squad, in order to try and bring in a new signing to help their title/Champions League places push.
With Spurs clearly not wanting Andros Townsend and the player totally frozen out of the first team plans, it was surely a situation that couldn’t continue.
The winger hasn’t completed a full Premier League match for Spurs in almost two years and has mainly featured for the Under 21 side in recent times.
With the transfer deal seemingly imminent, we searched out the views of the Tottenham fans on an Andros Townsend move to Newcastle and you can read those HERE.