Newcastle United have completed a £12 million deal for Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend. The England international was pictured arriving at Newcastle Airport on Tuesday evening and spent the majority of Wednesday at United's Benton training base completing his medical, before signing a five-and-a-half year deal. The 24-year-old has been frozen out of the first team picture at White Hart Lane this season, turning out for Spurs' U21 side over the last four months. Townsend's first team opportunities have been limited to a couple of Europa League outings and just 64 minutes of Barclays Premier League football this season. Although he has, somehow, remained a regular in the England squad under Roy Hodgson. Newcastle's need for some width has been apparent for some time. While Moussa Sissoko has the right winger role nailed down, United have tried many options down the left. Ayoze Perez, Georginio Wijnaldum and the seemingly Marseille bound Florian Thauvin have all occupied the left wing birth as part of Steve McClaren's 4-2-3-1 system, but have failed to make it their own. It's clear that Newcastle need a natural wide man in that position and Townsend - despite costing a rather lofty fee - has been their first choice from the get go. So who are Newcastle United buying with their £12 million? Here's 16 things Newcastle fans need to know about their third January signing.