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PHOTOS: Andros Townsend Puts Pen to Paper with Newcastle

Andros Townsend has finally completed a £12 move to Newcastle from Tottenham, the club have confirmed. 

He will reportedly be earning around £55,000-a-week – more than three times his Tottenham wage.

The rumours have been rumbling on for weeks now, and at times it looked very precarious as to whether the club would be able to coax Levy into selling the England winger for less than the original £14m asking price.

However, as confirmed by the club on Twitter this evening, Townsend is now officially a Newcastle United player.

And, here are the photos to confirm it:


andros 2

He is the third arrival of this window, following the acquisitions of both Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet from Swansea City and Bordeaux respectively.

This is what head coach Steve McClaren had to say:

“Bringing Andros to the Club is a great signing.

“He is a very good talent who is a current England international and should be one for years to come, too.

“Andros is a winger with an old-fashioned style. He can play on the right or the left, is two-footed, quick, very direct and loves taking on defenders and crossing the ball.

“He feels he has a lot to prove and I can’t wait to see him do that in a Newcastle shirt.”

The club are still understood to be in the hunt for a striker. The likes of Loic Remy and Alexandre Lacazette have been repeatedly linked with the club over the past few weeks. Whether we’ll be able to convince either of them to join us, while we still sit in the relegation zone, remains to be seen.  

We have also been linked with Ogenyi Onazi in the past 24 hours.

Are you happy with the Townsend signing? Or are we paying too much?


About Harry Savill (Editor) (418 Articles)
I am the Editor of 'The Spectator's View'. I set up the website so that I could combine my two passions: Newcastle United and writing, and I hope for it to be a platform where fans can express their views on the club. History Graduate from Durham University. Junior Account Executive at M&C Saatchi.

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