Report: Aston Villa contact Tottenham over Andros Townsend, Sherwood desperate for reunion

Andros Townsend

Aston Villa have reportedly asked Tottenham about signing Andros Townsend.

According to the Daily Mirror, Aston Villa have made contact with Tottenham over a move to sign winger Andros Townsend this summer.

Townsend, 23, has come up through the ranks at Tottenham having joined the club at the age of eight, but endured a frustrating campaign under Mauricio Pochettino.

With just 17 Premier League appearances to his name last season, Townsend struggled to make an impact under Pochettino, and needs to be playing regular first team football in order to make it into England's squad for next summer's European Championships in France.

Now, The Mirror report that Aston Villa have made contact with Spurs over a deal to take the winger to Villa Park this summer, with manager Tim Sherwood determined to reunite with the wide man having managed him during his time as Tottenham boss.

However, the report states that Townsend is reluctant to leave a Europa League team in order to join Villa, who only narrowly avoided relegation to the Championship last season.

£15m asking price - too much?

The report from The Mirror states that Townsend would cost £15m, and that the asking price hasn't deterred Sherwood from making a move for the player.

However, it's hard to see how Townsend could be worth £15m right now. His limited action and production in the Premier League last season far from justifies such a huge fee - money Villa need to spend correctly this summer.

Sherwood may feel confident that he can get the best out of Townsend, but his recent performances mean that Villa should certainly think twice before spending so much money on a winger who has been hit-and-miss at best.

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