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Tottenham forward set for £8m January exit as relegation strugglers eye reinforcements

Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend could be set for an exit from White Hart Lane, with Newcastle United understood to be eyeing a move for the wideman.

Townsend has struggled to make an impact for Spurs this season, featuring only three times for the Lilywhites in the Premier League—and not making a single start. He has had some impact in the Europa League—playing three times—but hasn’t featured since the end of October after he was criticised by coach Mauricio Pochettino [The Guardian].

There has been no shortage of reported interest in the 24-year-old, with the Daily Mail reporting that Aston Villa, Sunderland and Newcastle United are all keen on the international wideman.

However, according to the tabloid, the Magpies are set to move first for the Londoner with Mike Ashley understood to have sanctioned an £8 million move for Townsend, as per the Daily Mail.

According to the report, the Magpies chairman is willing to rethink his transfer policy—which has previously involved signing foreign players, notably from France, overseeing their development and selling them on for a profit—and spend big to sign an English talent.

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Ahead of Newcastle’s match against Spurs on Sunday, Steve McClaren’s Magpies are in the relegation zone, sitting in 18th place with 13 points after 15 matches.

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