Former Leicester City striker Iwan Roberts said on the Sky Sports Now show on Sky Sports News HQ on Friday morning (November 27) that Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend should try to move to Crystal Palace or Watford in the January transfer window.
“Does he want to move up north?” said Roberts. “That’s the big question. He likes life in London. Maybe Palace or Watford who have made a good start to the Premier League… They might be sniffing about.”
Townsend has been at Tottenham his entire professional career so far, but it seems that his time at White Hart Lane is coming to an end.
The 24-year-old has struggled for playing time for Spurs this season, and has trained with and featured for the club’s Under-21 side in recent weeks.
The England international winger is a peripheral figure at Tottenham, and it is unlikely that he will establish himself in the starting lineup under head coach Mauricio Pochettino anytime soon.
For Townsend to earn a place in the England squad for next summer’s Euro 2016 finals, he needs to play regularly, and remaining at White Hart Lane for the second half of the season is not going to be fruitful for him.
Townsend scored two goals and created 13 chances in 17 Premier League appearances last season.
The Englishman has featured in just three league matches so far this campaign, creating two chances in the process.