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Former Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has proven himself a wonderful addition at Everton.

Rafael Benitez snapped up the 30-year-old on a free transfer following his release from Crystal Palace.

Townsend, who came through Spurs’ academy, was on the books in North London until 2016 when Mauricio Pochettino sold him to Newcastle United.

But he would walk into Tottenham’s best XI this season, based on his current form.

To put his form into perspective, the English winger has scored three and set up two goals this season after finding the net at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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That’s five goals he has directly contributed to – and Nuno Espirito Santo’s side as a whole have only managed six in seven Premier League games.

In addition to that, the former Tottenham star has also created 11 goalscoring chances, which is 10 more than Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn have between them in a combined nine games this season.

He clearly wouldn’t get a game ahead of Son Heung-min, but there is an argument to be made that he’s performing at a much higher level than any other wide player with the Lilywhites this season.

You can’t argue that Pochettino was wrong to sell him because, at the time, Tottenham were very much on the up and their participation in a Champions League final three years later proves as much.

But considering you could make a case for him starting under Nuno now ought to illustrate just how much the club have gone backwards since.

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