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:
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?