Andros Townsend could well be on borrowed time at Tottenham

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Could Andros Townsend's time at Tottenham Hotspur be coming to an end?

Tottenham Hotspur may have seen a highly promising campaign falter in recent times, with their Europa League elimination and Capital One Cup final defeat ending their chance of silverware, but there is still much to be proud of.

Mauricio Pochettino’s squad is full of promising young talent and more experienced players, and with some smart summer additions Tottenham could well take another big step forward next season.

But as much as the summer will be about signing new additions, it is also likely to see a number of players leave White Hart Lane.

There are a few candidates to be the most likely out the door, with Younes Kaboul, Vlad Chiriches and Etienne Capoue among them, but given his recent performances Andros Townsend could be top of the list.

The 23-year-old has simply not performed this season and his recent performances against Manchester United and Leicester City showed exactly how far away he is from being an effective option for Tottenham.

In the league this season, Townsend has scored two goals and provided two assists and he has done little else.

  GoalsGoal assistsKey passes per gameShots per gameOn-target Shooting AccuracyDribbles per gameAccurate crosses per gameDispossessed per gameMins Played
Andros Townsend 2 2 0.64 1.07 47% 1.86 0.57 1.93 660

He averages just 0.64 key passes per match and just over one shot per game, with only 47 per cent of his efforts finding the target.

Despite his pace and tricks on the wing he averages less than two dribbles per league appearances and provided only 0.57 accurate crosses in that time.

In short, he offers little and if Tottenham are to move forward next season they need wingers who are going to improve their play not stifle it.

Memphis Depay would be the ideal if expensive option, but whoever arrives it would be no surprise to see Townsend depart.

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