Selling Andros Townsend will pay off Tottenham signing Alli, Dier and Trippier

Newcastle are set to sign Tottenham’s Andros Townsend.

Townsend is on the verge of signing for Newcastle from Spurs, with the BBC reporting that a £12 million fee has been agreed between the two clubs.

The winger has been frozen out at White Hart Lane since earlier this season, and him leaving this month always looked likely.

However, issues over his transfer fee has meant that a deal has been put on hold until now, but the Magpies should have the player confirmed as theirs before the end of this week.

This £12m fee is an exceptional deal for Spurs, who are making massive income on a player who was not set to be featuring under Mauricio Pochettino.

When looked at in relation to Tottenham’s other transfer business, this £12m becomes an even better fee.

Selling Townsend for £12m has just paid off the same fee as Spurs spent on Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier combined.

That trio are all central parts of Pochettino’s first-team, are all English, and - aside from Trippier - are younger than Townsend.

They are far more valuable than the winger, but Spurs managed to sign all three for a combined worth of £12 million.

Daniel Levy is renowned for his guile in the transfer market, and this is even further proof that he knows how to play the game better than anyone else in the Premier League.

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