PHOTO: Tottenham winger in training with Brazilian club

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend is training with Fluminense in a bid to get fir for the upcoming season.

This summer was supposed to be the culmination of an excellent 18 months for Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend. The flying left-footer had broken into the England fold in the 2013-14 season, due in part to his impressive displays on loan at QPR the season before.

But the end of the season has not been ideal for the player. He lost his place in the starting XI at Spurs, but was still hoping to travel to the World Cup in Brazil with England. That was until he hurt his ankle in April and was swiftly ruled out of the competition.

But he did get a place on another team ahead of the tournament - as he flew out to Brazil with the ITV team to cover the competition from Rio de Janeiro.

But Andros is also intent on getting fit for next season as he looks to impress new manager Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane. So he has joined in training with a local side ... but not any local side, he has started training with four time Brazilian champions Fluminense.

The club, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, are one of the biggest in Brazil - and play their home games at the historical Maracana.

He even had a picture taken holding up a Fluminense shirt to show the world he was training with the team.

Fluminense, whose most famous player is probably captain and Brazilian striker Fred, may therefore end up playing a big role in the recovery of this Tottenham talent.

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