£12m signing comments on whether he has any regrets over Newcastle switch

Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend joined Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

Andros Townsend has told The Mirror that he does not regret joining Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

The 24-year-old winger moved to Newcastle from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur on a five-year deal.

According to BBC Sport, the Magpies had to pay Tottenham a transfer fee of about £12 million in order to secure the services of the England international.

Townsend was struggling for playing time at title contenders Spurs before his switch to Newcastle, who are fighting for survival in the Premier League at the moment.

The Englishman, though, has made it clear that he does not regret signing for the Magpies.

“Did I sign up for this?” Townsend told The Mirror. “It’s difficult to say what I thought would happen when I signed. Obviously, there were a lot more games left when I arrived and we were a lot more positive.

“But this season, as we have seen, anything can happen and we need character now, we need the senior players to stand up and be counted to drag us out of this situation.

“I definitely don’t have any regrets. I’m playing Premier League football for a massive club, I’m playing 90 minutes of games and I’m 100 per cent delighted with the move to Newcastle.”

Townsend’s performances for Newcastle have been mixed, but he is an important player for Rafael Benitez’s side.

The former Tottenham winger has scored one goal and created 16 chances in six Premier League appearances for Newcastle so far this season.

The England international has a pass accuracy of 82% and a shot accuracy of 83%, and has won nine dribbles and five tackles.

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