Andros Townsend quotes: Winger butters up Newcastle fans ahead of arrival from Tottenham

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Andros Townsend cannot wait to start his Newcastle United career after the Magpies agreed a £12m fee with Tottenham Hotspur for his transfer.

Sky Sports are reporting that the Magpies have had an improved offer accepted for the England winger, after seeing their initial £10.5m bid knocked back.

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Townsend is expected to undergo a medical on Tyneside tomorrow ahead of becoming Newcastle’s third January signing after Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet.

Watford and West Bromwich had also been credited with an interest in the 24-year-old, but Townsend has insisted that Newcastle were the only club for him.

“As soon as I knew of Newcastle’s interest they were the only club I wanted to join,” Townsend is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

“Two of the biggest positions you can play in football are Centre Forward or Left Winger. I’ve got the chance to play one of those – I could never turn that down.

“I can’t wait to play my first game at St James’ Park, I’m excited!”

Townsend is in line for more regular football with Newcastle. He has only played 64 Premier League minutes for Spurs this season after falling out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino.

And his quotes seem to indicate that this football will be on the left wing. Townsend has spent most of recent seasons on the right flank, cutting inside to make the most of his left foot.

Wherever he is used, a move to St James’ Park seems like the perfect opportunity for a fresh start for Townsend, as he aims to force his way back into the England squad for Euro 2016.

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