Exclusive: Tottenham to drop Townsend asking price to offload winger in January window
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Tottenham are prepared to drop Andros Towsend’s asking price to offload him in the January window, Football Insider sources understand.
The England international has been frozen out at White Hart Lane after lashing out at the club’s fitness coach during a heated row last month.
Townsend was captured by photographers being involved in an altercation with Nathan Gardiner in a post-match warm-down session following Spurs’ 3-1 win over Aston Villa in early November.
He is yet to start a Premier League match for the club this season and was overlooked once again on Thursday night as a second-string team beat Monaco 3-1 in the Europa League.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that the club are ready to cash in on the winger for a lower fee than what they were demanding last summer.
Tottenham wanted £13million for Townsend four months ago but will lower their asking price to around £9-10million in order to cut their losses on him in the forthcoming window.
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The 24-year-old has only 18 months remaining on his contract and is deemed surplus to requirements by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine was highly criticial of Townsend’s lack of discipline and professionalism and is happy for the player to be sold in January.