Newcastle United are willing to pay Tottenham Hotspur's £14m asking price to sign out-of-favour winger Andros Townsend.


According to ​the Mail, Watford are also interested in the Englishman but Newcastle hope their ability to pay Spurs' stated sum gives them the edge.

Townsend would prefer to go out on loan and settle future in the summer than move permanently in January, but is desperate to play football to try an salvage any outside hope he has of being named in England’s squad for the Euros.


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The 24-year-old has fallen out of favour with manager Mauricio Pochettino after being involved in a heated exchange with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner in which he shoved the coach in the chest.


The England international had been an unused substitute in Spurs' 3-1 win over Aston Villa and was being told to work harder by Gardiner in the post-match warm-down. Townsend was subsequently fined and sent to play with the under-21s side.


Townsend has played for Tottenham all his career though spent the first four years of his senior career on loan at various clubs. When finally called upon by the first team, Townsend impressed earning him a regular starting place and an England call up.

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