After being frozen out at White Hart Lane following a fallout with the staff, Andros Townsend is apparently set to move to Newcastle United in an attempt to revitalise his career.
The winger has appeared just three times in the Premier League this season; all from the bench, with three more appearances in the Europa League.
Townsend was something of a revelation in the 2013-2014 season when he was finally handed a chance under Andre Villas-Boas and then Tim Sherwood after nine previous loan spells away from the club. An England call-up quickly followed after his form for Spurs and has gone on to pick up 10 caps under Roy Hodgson, scoring three goals in the process. A place in the squad for Euro 2016 will be on his mind in the summer.
Before Euro 2016 takes place, Townsend could still have an impact on Tottenham's campaign and where they end up after 38 games. Their final match of the season comes against Newcastle United at St James' Park. With Newcastle potentially still scrapping against relegation at that point and Spurs on the periphery of a European place if not within reach of the title, Townsend could have a huge impact on the fate of both clubs.
Whilst Townsend will have fond memories of his time at the club which he joined aged just eight years old his departure has been fairly acrimonious. The attention would be on him for the match up between the Magpies and Spurs. If both teams still had something to play for, the possibility of Townsend scoring to keep Newcastle up and deny Spurs of a Champions League place would almost be reminiscent of when Denis Law scored for Manchester City to practically send Manchester United down into the second tier.
Stranger things have happened, and Spurs fans will be all too wary of this happening. Either way after prolonged negotiations on the transfer fee, it looks as if Newcastle finally have their man. On his day Townsend can cause problems for any defence as he has shown on numerous occasions for England. Perhaps they can get the best out of him at St James' Park. Along with Jonjo Shelvey they could have two very talented young England internationals on their hands.