After Tottenham‘s superstar talisman Gareth Bale departs for Real Madrid for a world-record fee, the North London side will be looking for a new young wide-man to breathe life into the side like the Welshman did.
Is Andros Townsend that man? There doesn’t look to be an ounce of fear in his game. As he looks to take on his man, he understands his options, and has the ability to score and provide goals.
He has been criticized for his decision-making and often displays of selfishness on the field. However, this willingness to go the extra mile individually can be a key element to a top-class player.
Some critics may say it’s too early to be judging the youngster. That may be true, but Townsend has shown glimpses throughout his time at Tottenham, along with a very successful loan spell at QPR last season.
Townsend received his first call-up to the England squad in the last week, along with Everton starlet Ross Barkley. The Spurs man now must focus on holding down his spot in the team, which isn’t going to be difficult despite Bale’s departure with Aaron Lennon, Nacer Chadli and club-record signing Erik Lamela sniffing around.
Townsend was a fan of the club since he was a boy. So he is going to be very determined to impress for his team, as he seeks to become a regular.
Although he didn’t manage to make his senior England debut against Moldova, he could get a chance in his country’s next game against Ukraine.