Andros Townsend is getting his move away from Tottenham Hotspur, but is leaving with a heavy heart.
Reports this morning claim that Spurs have agreed a £12m fee with Newcastle United for the winger, who has spent 16 years at the White Hart Lane club, rising through their academy and into the first team.
His lack of playing time under Mauricio Pochettino this season – only 64 minutes in the Premier League – has forced him to look for a new club, and the England international is now Newcastle bound.
The 24-year-old, who is expected to undergo a medical and discuss personal terms on Tyneside tomorrow, took to Twitter to say an emotional goodbye to the club where he has spent his entire career.
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— andros townsend (@andros_townsend) January 26, 2016
Tottenham fans were generally very supportive of Townsend’s new venture…
@andros_townsend Fair play, Andros. Thanks for giving us everything and wishing you every success in Geordieland.
— Matt Bellotti (@MCMattSally) January 26, 2016
@andros_townsend Good luck Andros. You’ll always be welcomed back to The Lane.
— Dante Banks ? (@Dante_Banks) January 26, 2016
But Newcastle supporters took the opportunity to suggest to Townsend that the grass was greener on the other side, while a couple of Arsenal fans could not help but take a couple of cheeky digs!
@andros_townsend hahaha couldn’t make it at Spurs looool. Your career is still better than your hairline.
— TC | Thierry (@Curts_Arsenal) January 26, 2016
— AZAK FEVER (@AzakFeverAFC) January 26, 2016
— Dane aka Dave ™ (@DJ__NUFC) January 26, 2016
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