Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has fallen behind Aaron Lennon in the pecking order before an injury ending his England 2014 World Cup hopes. With club record signing Erik Lamela to return from injury, he might find his chances even limited next season. Alan Pardew’s Newcastle United and Roberto Martinez’s Everton FC are planning to capitalize on the situation by acquiring Andros Townsend’s services in summer.
Andros Townsend rose to prominence after a brilliant loan spell with Queens Park Rangers in the second half of 2012-13 season. Even though QPR lost out in the relegation battle, Andros Townsend announced his arrival in Premier League with some mesmerizing football. Everton FC were hoping that Tottenham will be looking for another loan spell in Premier League for Andros Townsend, but the Spurs management identified that he is ready for the battle.
At the start of the season, Andros Townsend was a live-wire in Tottenham Hotspur attacks. He danced past opponents with ease and threatened the Premier League defences. His consistent performances earned him a spot in England squad. His international debut was a memorable one, as a phenomenal goal and performance stood tall as he guided England to 2014 World Cup. Tottenham’s record signing Erik Lamela and long serving right winger Aaron Lennon were waiting for an opportunity that time.
Since then, things hasn’t gone smoothly for the diminutive winger. Andros Townsend lost his starting berth to Aaron Lennon as injuries, loss of form and change in management affected his performances. Lack of end-product was also cited as a reason behind his downfall. Andros Townsend’s chances of making it to the World Cup was slim as he wasn’t getting any starts under Tim Sherwood. An ankle injury suffered against Stoke City finally pulled curtains to the slim hopes of Andros Townsend’s World Cup dreams. He hasn’t given up on the dream trip and is set for the journey to Brazil as an ITV pundit for this summer’s extravaganza.
Andros Townsend is keen to remain at White Hart Lane to fight for his place and he is hopeful of reclaiming his spot sooner rather than later. But that hasn’t forced his followers from expressing their interest. Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is a huge admirer of the England winger.
“Fair play to the lad, he’s come into Tottenham’s team and done terrific. Now he [Andros Townsend] has made that extra step, which is great for England and Spurs in particular.”
Newcastle United’s interest has propelled Everton FC to wake up from their slumber and now they are set to challenge the Magpies for Andros Townsend’s signature. It is believed that Everton and Newcastle United are set to enter a bidding war if Tottenham are ready to cash in on the England winger. Daniel Levy is the one who is calling the shots at White Hart Lane, hence, a fortune is required for him to even think about selling Andros Townsend.