Robbie Savage’s response when told Townsend could have helped in Tottenham’s title quest

Andros Townsend joined Newcastle United from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

Former Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Robbie Savage said on the BBC Radio 5 live 606 show on Saturday evening (April 30) that Andros Townsend would not have made any difference to Tottenham Hotspur’s quest to win the Premier League title this season.

Townsend struggled for playing time at Tottenham in the first half of the season and moved to Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

The England international winger has become a regular for the Magpies and has been playing well in recent weeks.

The 24-year-old has scored four goals and created 21 chances in 11 Premier League appearances for relegation-threatened Newcastle.

Newcastle and title-chasing Tottenham will face each other at St. James’ Park on the final day of the season.

There could be a situation where Spurs would have to win against the Magpies to clinch the Premier League title and Townsend could be the difference.

Savage, though, does not think that the English winger would have made much of a difference for Tottenham had he not been sold to Newcastle.

During a discussion on the BBC Radio 5 live 606 show on Saturday evening (April 30) with a Spurs fan who said that selling Townsend could cost the North London outfit the league title, the former Wales international midfielder said: “I am not sure that Townsend would have made that much difference to the Spurs side.”

“He has done well in recent weeks for Newcastle, but the front three behind Harry Kane for Spurs - Dele Alli, Lamela and Eriksen - have been superb,” added Savage. “He would not have played at Spurs.”

One has to agree with Savage regarding Townsend. The England international winger would have done nothing for Spurs in their Premier League title challenge.

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