So Steven Caulker has left the club and if Spurs continue to trim their fringe players before the close of the transfer window, Andros Townsend may well join him. The 22 year old has made sporadic appearances for the club since 2009 but proved to an extent that he can cope with life in the Premiership during his loan spell with QPR last season.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Townsend hinted that he is at something of a crossroads as the new season approaches.

“I think I either give it a go at Tottenham, get more game time, or look to move on a more permanent basis,” the winger said.

“I’ve had nine loans now. I enjoy going out on loan because it means I’m playing games.

“I’m not young anymore – I’m 22. In football terms, I’m getting on a bit and I want to play sustained football on a permanent basis.”

Townsend’s immediate future at Spurs is unlikely to depend on whether or not Gareth Bale heads for Real Madrid as the Welshman may well be used in the centre of midfield. However, the arrival of Nacer Chadli does provide another barrier and if Andros is to get the game time he craves then it may be time to move on permanently.



  1. Would love to see Townsend given a run in the team this season. At QPR he was one of the few players in the Premiership last season who could actually use skill to go past someone. If we don’t give our young players a chance to show their worth then we might as well shut the academy down.

    • If you produce a player through the academy and sell them it funds the academy for further years, Barcelona do it, Real Madrid do it. When you unearth a fantastic talent then you can take advantage of it, but you don’t put Champions League football in jeopardy simply to play academy players, that is for mid table teams.

  2. I will be gutted if Townsend left

    Caulkers different he wasnt commanding enough, very weak for such a big guy and never took charge definsively, although I would have kept him another year

    Townsend is direct, dynamic has a killer shot and can use both feet…..personally I will be devastated as I prefer him massively to Lennon who for me just hasnt improved since he was 18, in fact he has got worse except he is slightly better defensively, but his directness has gone.

    Townsend should start ahead of Lennon, I rate him that highly he would start right side for me in our first game of the season with Bale in the middle behind Soldado and Gylfi on the left

  3. I agree with Tony, I watched QPR alot and Townsend just drifts past players like they are not there, hes great, as is Carroll and Rose, but the rest of our young players (english) are not good enough

  4. If Bale goes for silly money and we don’t spend of it then we’ll still have a decent team. Maybe not one that can get top 4 but who cares??
    Ok we care. But we can’t have everything.
    Certainly don’t bust the club in pursuit of CL like Leeds.
    Anyway, my point is…if Bale leaves then Townsend will rock the place!

  5. As he isn’t even going to make the bench there is little point him staying. Being a Premier League standard player is no longer good enough for Spurs, you have to be a top 4 standard player and he is not.

  6. Townsend isn’t good enough , Livermore isn’t good enough , Kane isn’t good enough . Disagree about caulker , think that he could have made it at spurs , slightly gutted that he was sold but I guess we can’t keep everyone having blown 50m now this summer . Of our younger players I feel only ceballos , coulibaly mcevoy and falque have real potential – still not sold on rose or Carroll . Can’t wait to see Soldado rocking the lane now COYS

  7. Townsend is good enough for a squad like Tottenham.

    Separately, up to now, Tottenham have not been good enough for the dreams of their fans.

  8. yep i must agree townsend is a player worth keeping if bale goes if bale goes rest assured more talent will arrive then unfortunatley no room for townsend give him a break so he can play regular maybe at arrys qpr maybe


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