Ian Wright reacts to Andros Townsend’s move to Newcastle

Newcastle United

Andros Townsend left Tottenham to sign for Newcastle.

Speaking to Absolute Radio’s Rock ’N’ Roll Football on Saturday evening, Ian Wright reacted to the news that Andros Townsend has signed for Newcastle United.

Wright said: “I think it’s a good move for him. To go to a club that has that many fans and get roared on. He is a very direct player, and that will excited them [the fans]. He should get into the team and stay in the team, as he can cause problems. He needed a move [from Spurs].”

Townsend completed his move to Newcastle last week, leaving Spurs having lost his place in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad this term.

The England international has agreed a five-year contract with the Tyneside club, and will be looking to get back to form for the Magpies ahead of the European Championship this summer.

The winger clearly performs well whenever playing for the Three Lions, and if he starts to perform on a weekly basis, he must be a shoe-in for selection in Roy Hodgson’s squad.

Considering the lack of football Townsend has been playing with Spurs, where he was relegated to the Under-21 squad, leaving White Hart Lane makes a lot of sense.

He will return to being a consistent selection for Steve McClaren, and Wright believes this is a move which makes sense of all parties involved.

Townsend will be playing in front of a crowd who will be excited by his impressive attacking play week-in-week-out, roaring him on to continue doing the same.

Townsend was restricted at Spurs by Pochettino’s system, and he has now joined a club where he will be allowed to play as he wants, in an attempt to get his career back on track.

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