London media name Andros Townsend’s club of choice in January
Andros Townsend has been regularly linked with Newcastle United as well as a number of other Premier League clubs.
The speculation has intensified with the winger having been all but frozen out of the Premier League picture this season at Tottenham, with only three brief substitute appearances to his name this campaign.
Now the London Evening Standard has named Sunderland, West Brom, Aston Villa and Newcastle as clubs they understand are interested in taking Andros Townsend in January.
However, the Standard say that their information is that Newcastle is the club that would be the player’s choice. The newspaper saying he is ‘intrigued’ by the thought of moving to Tyneside.
Mauricio Pochettino has already publicly talked of Andros Townsend leaving and he appears to have no chance of forcing his way back into the team.
Last Thursday, Townsend stayed on the bench as a much changed Spurs side beat Monaco 4-1 in the Europa League, then the winger didn’t even make the bench for Sunday’s game against Newcastle.
More good news for Mike Ashley if he decides to go for Townsend, with the London Evening Standard stating that they expect the price to be around £6m/£7m if he is sold in January.
Spurs were reported to have turned down £12m in the summer but now he is frozen out of the first team and has only 18 months of his contract remaining, they will have to drop the price.
There is of course also the possibility of an initial loan, although with the way things are between Townsend and the club, it is likely Spurs would prefer to sell as soon as possible now.
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