Newcastle United release official statement confirming Andros Townsend signs from Tottenham
Newcastle United have now officially confirmed that they have signed Andros Townsend.
The Spurs winger has signed a five and a half year contract which sees him attached to the club until June 2021.
Townsend will wear the number 25 shirt for at least the rest of this season.
No transfer fee disclosed but it has been widely reported as £12m.
As for wages, the various reports (guesses) have been anything between £40,000 a week and £55,000.
The Newcastle United Official Statement
‘Newcastle United have completed the signing of England international winger Andros Townsend from Tottenham Hotspur.
The 24-year-old arrives at St. James’ Park for an undisclosed fee and has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal with the Magpies. He will wear the number 25 shirt.
Townsend made 93 senior appearances in all competitions for Spurs after joining the club’s Academy aged eight.
He has also represented England at youth and senior level, earning ten full international caps and scoring on three occasions under current boss Roy Hodgson.
“I’m delighted to be here.
“Newcastle United is a fantastic club with great fans, a great stadium and great tradition.
“As soon as I heard Newcastle were interested in me, there was only one place I wanted to go so I can’t wait to get started.”
“Bringing Andros to the Club is a great signing.
“He is a very good talent who is a current England international and should be one for years to come, too.
“Andros is a winger with an old-fashioned style. He can play on the right or the left, is two-footed, quick, very direct and loves taking on defenders and crossing the ball.
“He feels he has a lot to prove and I can’t wait to see him do that in a Newcastle shirt.”
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