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Andros Townsend Officially Completes Newcastle Transfer from Tottenham Hotspur

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Andros Townsend of Tottenham Hotspur shoots at goal during their U21 Premier League match at Rockliffe Park on November 30, 2015 in Darlington, England.  (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)
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Gianni VerschuerenFeatured ColumnistJanuary 26, 2016

Newcastle United have completed the signing of Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend, as the England international looks to rediscover his fine form of the 2013-14 campaign.

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According to Sky Sports, Spurs have accepted a £12 million offer for the out-of-favour Townsend, who has barely featured for the club in the 2015-16 season:


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The 24-year-old was one of the top breakout performers of the 2013-14 Premier League season, but his development has stalled in the last year, and a lack of opportunities hasn't helped matters.

A product of Tottenham's academy, Townsend impressed during several loan stints before he was given the chance to prove himself with his parent club in 2013. He showed flashes of his vast potential but only scored one Premier League goal that season, and he failed to take the next step in 2014-15, per WhoScored.com.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino seemed to lose all trust in the tricky winger this season, and Townsend has been forced to work with the under-21 side for the majority of the campaign.

On Monday, he took to social media to express his delight at working with the youngsters, an indication he could be leaving White Hart Lane shortly.

Townsend needed a fresh start badly, and with Newcastle struggling in the Premier League and in dire need of another creative forward, he will have the opportunity to impress the Magpies almost immediately.

Newcastle have landed a young, talented player who looked like a future star just two years ago, a solid return for a fee of just £12 million.

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