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Premier League clubs queue up for Tottenham winger who wants loan exit

Andros Townsend is reportedly looking to leave Tottenham Hotspur on loan before the end of January.

The 24-year-old has not played for Spurs since October 22 after a row with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner, and has told the club that he wants to leave on loan this month, according to The Telegraph.

Playing regularly in the second half of the season is the best chance that Townsend has of keeping himself in contention for Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016 this summer.

The Telegraph reports that West Bromwich Albion are leading the chase for his signature, but Watford, Newcastle United and Southampton have also been linked with an interest by The Express.

However, Tottenham are intent on selling Townsend permanently and have slapped a hefty £14m asking price on the winger which may deter his queue of Premier League suitors, The Telegraph adds.

That could mean that Townsend’s future is not solved until the end of the window, although that is unlikely to be a problem for Spurs because they have plenty of resources in attacking midfield.

Son Heung-Min, Nacer Chadli and even Josh Onomah have jumped above Townsend in Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order, but the England speedster may not be ready to give up on his Spurs career.

It could be that the Spurs academy graduate wants to use a January loan move – which would be his ninth away from White Hart Lane – to prove to Pochettino that he still has a role to play.

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