Tottenham's Andros Townsend is considering his future.
The England international winger has drastically fallen out of favour under the Argentine boss, despite Tottenham evidently having a problem with pace and directness in wide areas.
As reported by the Mirror, Townsend is seemingly deemed surplus to requirements and was used as bait as Spurs attempted to seal late transfer deals for Saido Berahino and Southampton’s Victor Wanyama.
A proposed deal for either target, however, ultimately failed to materialise - and now Townsend has been left in the dark and seeking clarification as to whether he still has a role to play in North London.
"Andros Townsend is seeking talks with his Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino to see if he has a future at the club," the Mirror report.
Reasons to leave:
If Townsend’s dire playing situation continues, he must seek an exit in the January transfer window if he harbours any hope of being a part of England’s Euro 2016 final squad.
England boss Roy Hodgson will have his core of 15 or 16 players which are all-but guaranteed to head to France next summer yet, for players such as Townsend, club form will be the deciding factor.
The 24-year-old’s chances of regular first-team football are severely limited at White Hart Lane, with Pochettino’s system presumably favouring narrow attacking midfielders. The wide man's own disappointing form at Tottenham in the past may also mean a fresh start will help all involved.
With pacy wingers still in high demand across the Premier League, Townsend should have no problem finding a potential new club in January with his his age, current ability and potential a real pull. Providing negotiations go well where Daniel Levy is concerned...