Newcastle In Four-Way Battle For England Winger

Another old name coming back into United's view...

The Daily Star are reporting that Newcastle United are involved in a four-way battle for Tottenham Hotspur and England winger Andros Townsend. The paper reports that the 24-year-old's former manager Tim Sherwood - now at Aston Villa - is leading the chase for his signature but the Magpies, Sunderland and West Ham United are all also interested. Townsend's future at White Hart Lane has been up in the air for some time, although the North London club are not openly looking to sell according to The Star. The clamour for his signature from fellow Barclays Premier League sides means The Lilly Whites will be holding out for their full £15 million valuation. The Standard reported last week that the 24-year-old is keen to convince Mauricio Pochettino he can play an important role this season, but if the North London side receive a bid matching their valuation then they will be happy to sell. Townsend made 35 appearances for Pochettino last season although only 17 of those game in the league. The former QPR man scored five goals. Now, Andros' first team opportunities look to be even more limited after the arrival of attacker Clinton Njie from Lyon on a five-year deal. The Cameroon international can play anywhere across the attacking positions, and considering he cost 'up to 17 million euros', he will surely now be ahead of Townsend in the pecking order. Will United capitalise on this? Only time will tell. For all the latest NUFC News, Views and Transfers make sure to follow whatculture.com/NUFC on Twitter and Facebook.
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