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Tottenham coach attempts to provide transfer clarity as forward linked to exit door

Mauricio Pochettino has attempted to clear up the situation concerning Andros Townsend and the Tottenham Hotspur winger’s future.

The England man has been heavily linked with a move away from the club during the January transfer window, with the Chronicle Live reporting that Newcastle United are keen on the winger and are attempting to reach an agreement with Spurs.

According to the report, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is holding out for a bid of at least £12 million for the 24-year-old, who has been a peripheral figure at best at White Hart Lane so far this season.

Speaking to the media—as per the Chronicle—Pochettino has admitted that while the wideman remains involved in the Spurs squad, he is keen on playing more.

“I am not involved in the negotiations, I am the head coach,” Pochettino insisted, responding to questions about the player’s future.

“It’s true that Andros is in a position where he doesn’t play too much for us but all players are involved in our squad. They only need to wait,” he continued.

“Andros has not played in the last few months and he wants to play. If some facility arrives [to leave] the decision is always from the club. Today it’s all about rumours, there’s nothing clear.”

Townsend has made only three appearances in the Premier League this season, all as a substitute, and has featured only four times in Spurs’ three cup competitions combined.

The player hasn’t featured since the 2-1 defeat to Anderlecht in the Europa League, and it’s looking likely that that loss in Belgium might be his last-ever showing in a Spurs shirt.

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