Rodney Marsh and Trevor Sinclair appear to have rather differing opinions of Newcastle United’s impending move for Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend.
According to a report on Sky Sports, Newcastle are set to complete a £12 million move for Townsend, with the transfer expected to go through tomorrow.
The Magpies have been tracking the England international winger throughout the January window so far, after he became one of Steve McClaren’s top targets.
Townsend has posted a series of messages on social media site Twitter suggesting that his move to Newcastle was merely a formality now.
The 24-year-old’s arrival at St. James’ Park will be expected to increase their attacking threat, but Marsh and Sinclair have not seen eye to eye over the transfer.
Marsh argues that Newcastle have badly overpaid for Townsend - as Southampton only had to pay £4 million for Charlie Austin.
Memo to NUFC. I have 1 acre of swamp land for sale in South Florida asking price £12mill........— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) January 26, 2016
Agree with all those saying Townsend good player- Not my point- To get 12mill for a player you got want is some seriously good negotiating— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) January 26, 2016
Sinclair, on the other hand, believes that McClaren's side have picked up a bargain - and has backed the winger to be a major success.