Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Andros Townsend has dismissed speculation over stories suggesting he could leave the club this month.
Townsend has been linked with a number of Premier League moves, with recent reports suggesting he could be included as part of a deal to help the North Londoners secure talented striker Saido Berahino.
However, he’s described the only instance where he’d willingly leave White Hart Lane.
“The club want me here and I want to be here so that’s all I can say at the minute. I’m a Spurs boy. I’ve been at the club since the age of eight so as long as I’m in the team, as I have been over the last few weeks, I’m not looking to go anywhere,” he told the Standard.
“Unless the club come and tell me they want me to leave then I won’t be going anywhere. I’m fighting for my shirt. The last six or seven windows have been the same, with my name linked with other clubs.”
His determination and affection towards spurs is admirable but he’s struggled to play regularly under Mauricio Pochettino because of the system the Argentine uses.
Pochettino encourages his full-backs to get forward and press high, which allows him to focus his midfield strengths centrally and dominating possession.
There is space for a player like Townsend at Spurs because he gives the team the option to play wider and his pace is impressive, which gives Spurs the option of being able to counter attack.
“Earlier in the season I was limited only to cup games, Capital One and Europa League but now hopefully I’ve broken back into that Premier League squad, hopefully I can put a run of games together and all these rumours that come about every transfer window can go away.”
His comments certainly damage the reports this morning over the potential double deal for Berahino and it should be encouraging for Spurs fans to see such a young player, with so much ambition at hunger to succeed at their club.