Report: Daniel Levy causing confusion at Tottenham due to Andros Townsend situation

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People inside Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly confused by Daniel Levy's stance over Andros Townsend.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy's stance over the future of winger Andros Townsend is causing confusion within White Hart Lane.

Many of Tottenham's young players have thrived under Mauricio Pochettino, with the likes of Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane all improving and becoming first team players under the Argentine boss.

However, winger Andros Townsend is the anomaly, having failed to establish himself in the first team during Pochettino's reign, and his future is looking bleak.

With no first-team appearances for Spurs since the Europa League defeat against Anderlecht in October, Townsend has been banished to the Under-21's following a bust-up with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner back in November.

Townsend's place in the England squad at Euro 2016 is slipping through his fingers, and many have expected him to leave the club during this month's transfer window.

However, The Telegraph report that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is unwilling to let Townsend leave on loan, and is demanding a £14m fee for a player who has played just 64 minutes of Premier League football this season.

Their report states that there are people inside White Hart Lane who have been left confused by Levy's stance, given that a loan move would put Townsend in the shop window and give Spurs a greater chance of getting that £14m asking price.

Right now, it seems that Townsend and Levy are in a stalemate, but with no future at Spurs under Pochettino, it seems unlikely that the winger will still be a Tottenham player come the end of the month - but he may need Levy to ease his stance in order to get that move away.

Is Levy right to play hardball over Townsend's future?

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