Andros Townsend is a regular arrival in the West Ham silly season transfer news.
He is again raised as a possible arrival in some morning newspapers although the stories look like a near repeat of those we were seeing in October 2014.
Back then he was seen as a replacement for Matt Jarvis who – it was claimed – is edging towards the exit door . In fact he wasn”t THEN and he isn’t NOW as ClaretandHugh reported yesterday.
Indeed as we explained, the club have had no offers for either either a permanent or loan deal offered in the case of the former Wolves winger who cost us a cool £10 million.
Today, however, despite the arrival of Dimitri Payet at £10 million and with talks going on for Carl Jenkinson, Angel Ogbonna and Alex Song, we are apparently ready to talk around a £15 million deal for the Spurs wide man.
Given that Payet can play either on the left or right side it seems unlikely the position is currently a priority and it’s a central striker the club is looking for anyway.
With £20 million spent on Payet and a minimum £10 million set aside for a central defender only around £5m or £6 million will be left in the kitty – some way short of the reported £15 million Spurs valuation for Townsend.
This one looks unlikely to put it kindly.