Newcastle agree 12 million pound fee for Spurs’ Townsend – reports

Published 01/26/2016, 10:38 AM EST
Football Soccer – Tottenham Hotspur v AS Monaco – UEFA Europa League Group Stage – Group J – White Hart Lane, London, England – 10/12/15 Tottenham substitute Andros Townsend before the game Reuters / Dylan Martinez Livepic


Reuters) – Newcastle United have agreed to sign out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend for 12 million pounds ($17 million), British media reported on Tuesday.

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Townsend, 24, a regular in the England squad last season, has made just seven appearances for Spurs in all competitions this campaign and has not started a Premier League game so far.
His future at the club was thrown into doubt in November when he was suspended for two weeks after clashing with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner.

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The winger has been in exile with Tottenham’s under-21s ever since and emerged as a target for Steve McClaren a few weeks ago as the Newcastle manager bids to strengthen his squad to avoid relegation.

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Newcastle had an offer to take the player on loan rebuffed earlier this month as Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy was only willing to countenance an outright sale, the Daily Mail reported. Levy also rejected a 10 million pound bid for the winger.
Tuesday’s deal means Townsend becomes McClaren’s third signing of the transfer window, which closes within a week, after midfielders Henri Saivet and Jonjo Shelvey.
($1 = 0.7035 pounds)

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(Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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