With a transfer fee agreed for Andros Townsend and a medical scheduled for Wednesday, Andros Townsend says that as soon as he know Newcastle were interested in him – there was nowhere else he wanted to go.
The Spurs winger says he can’t wait to walk out at St James Park but what do Newcastle fans have to look forward to?
Is Andros Townsend a big part of the solution to solve the deficiencies in the United team?
His career stats show the following:
Entire club career: 152 starts, 55 sub appearances – 23 goals.
Spurs career (all competitions): 59 starts, 41 sub appearances – 12 goals.
On loan (QPR, Millwall, Watford, Ipswich, MK Dons, Leyton Orient, Yeovil): 93 starts, 14 sub appearances – 11 goals.
In the Premier League (Spurs and QPR): 34 starts, 28 sub appearances – 5 goals.
England: 4 starts, 6 sub appearances – 3 goals.
However, the last loan appearance for Andros Townsend was back in May 2013 and with his Spurs career coming to a complete standstill under Mauricio Pochettino, Newcastle are really buying potential.
Or rather a reawakening of the potential shown in fleeting glimpses for both club and country.
Below are a selection of goals, assists and skills from Andros Townsend – judge for yourself what Newcastle United are adding to their team.
Obviously you treat all highlights packages with some caution as they only show the best bits but as I say, it’s all about what he can potentially give is – there are no guarantees with any signing but you can’t help but be impressed by his pace, ability to take a man on, shoot with both feet and score from long distance.