Andros Townsend: Enquiry for Tottenham winger could set up blockbuster swap deal

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West Bromwich Albion have made an enquiry over out-of-favour Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend, according to Sky Sports.

The 24-year-old has not played for Tottenham’s first team since a well-publicised spat with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner in November, as the Daily Mail reports.

And he will be desperate to play some football in the second half of the season to put himself into contention for England’s Euro 2016 squad.

Townsend has been a favourite of Roy Hodgson’s thanks to a couple of crucial international goals but is unlikely to go to France if he remains at Spurs.

West Brom could offer Townsend more regular action if a deal can be reached between two clubs whose relationship was stretched by last summer’s Saido Berahino saga.

As Sky Sports reports, Spurs had four bids for the Burundi-born striker turned down, the biggest of which was a £23m package lodged late on deadline day.

While Townsend’s future is a separate issue, Sky Sports adds that the Baggies need to sell in order to raise funds and Spurs will only consider a permanent transfer.

And, according to the Daily Star, Tottenham are ready to renew their interest in Berahino in January, so there seems to be potential for a part-exchange deal to be done which suits all parties.

Sky Sports also reports that Watford are interested in Townsend, who came through the academy at White Hart Lane and still has two and a half years left on his contract.

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