Former Newcastle United forward Micky Quinn said on the Weekend Brekkie show on talkSPORT on Saturday morning (January 2) that Tottenham Hotspur want too much money for Andros Townsend.
According to The Shields Gazette, Newcastle United and Aston Villa are interested in signing the winger from Tottenham in the January transfer window.
Quinn believes that £14m for a player who cannot get into the Tottenham first team is too much to pay for Newcastle.
“Spurs are looking for £14m for Andros Townsend, which is absolutely ridiculous,” said the Englishman on the Weekend Brekkie show on talkSPORT on Saturday morning (January 2).
“He can’t get into the Spurs team at the moment. A player who really needs to re-establish himself in the Premier League, get Premier League games if he wants any aspirations of getting back into the England fold. £14m for a player, I can’t believe they are asking that much, Spurs.”
Townsend has been on the books of Tottenham his entire career so far, but he has struggled for playing time this season.
The 24-year-old winger has featured in only three Premier League games this campaign, creating only two chances in the process.
During the 2014-15 season, the Englishman scored two goals and created 13 chances in 17 league matches.
Tottenham are fourth in the Premier League table at the moment with 36 points from 20 matches, just six points behind leaders and North London rivals Arsenal.