The Standard claims Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is hoping to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend on loan in January.
Townsend has found opportunities hard to come by under manager Mauricio Pochettino, with Redknapp reportedly believing the winger can help his side avoid the drop back down into the Championship.
The Standard claims Redknapp has been told he doesn’t have masses of cash to spend this winter, which means loan moves could be the way forward for the London based club.
“QPR find themselves in a similar battle to avoid the drop now and Redknapp has been told by the club's board that he doesn't have much money to spend on new signings. He is being encouraged to acquire players on loan and Townsend's pace on the break is seen as an asset,” reports the Standard.
Tottenham have been very protective of Townsend in the past because of the potential he possesses.
He’s shown glimpses this season that he can be effective in Pochettino’s system, but hasn’t really been given the chance to put together a consistent spell of form, as he’s been restricted to just one start and four sub appearances in the Premier League.
Spurs could approve the move if that’s unlikely to change, with it meaning they’d still retain him ahead of next season.
Townsend will also have a big say in the possible move and he could appreciate the chance to play regularly in the Premier League, looking to give the boss a problem when any subsequent loan deal expires.
He obviously has the option of European football by staying at Spurs, with the club playing a higher number of games than QPR, which guarantees him chances to play and impress in front of his manager.
It will be interesting to see which decision he makes.
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