Tottenham's Andros Townsend needs January move to re-establish his career

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When he burst onto the scene at the beginning of the 2012/13 Premier League season, the sky was the limit for Andros Townsend; now, after a series of both on-field and off-field issues, his only future appears to be away from White Hart Lane.

As a result of his previous form, the 24-year-old was awarded his first England call-up. A goal on his full debut earned him the man of the match award against Montenegro and was seen as the Three Lions' next big thing, yet he failed to live up to the billing.

Townsend's style of play made him the perfect fit for both England and Tottenham - the winger was direct with the ball at his feet, lethal from long range and capable of producing pin-point crosses.


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He failed to build on his progress, though. Ever since his lightning start, Townsend has been criticsed for doing too much on the ball and failed to produce when rarely called upon.

Injuries also played their part in Townsend's lack of game time. Had he not picked up an ankle injury prior to the 2014 World Cup, the forward could well have lit up Brazil and continued his excellent form.

The Englishman hasn't helped his case with his off-field antics too, following a very public dispute with Tottenham fitness coach Nathan Gardiner after Tottenham's victory over Aston Villa, which led to Mauricio Pochettino suspending him from the first team.

As a result of the above, the January transfer window will come as a relief to Townsend, who has made just two league appearances for the Lilywhites this season, both from the bench. If he wants to get back to playing his best football, a move away is essential.

Watford are currently favourites for his signature and would be a positive career move, but Townsend should grasp any opportunity in the top flight with two hands, regardless of the quality.

The 24-year-old clearly possesses enough talent to perform in the Premier League - he just needs the chance to prove it. Having fallen behind Heung-min Son and Nacer Chadli in the pecking order, chances are running dry for Townsend.

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