James Milner could soon find himself joined at Goodison Park by a fellow England international in the form of Tottenham misfit Andros Townsend.
The explosive winger started the campaign as the Three Lions’ latest darling, after netting a stunning long-range strike against Montenegro in a World Cup Qualifier back in October.
Club form has been rather harder to come by for the 22 year-old however; an average of 2.7 dribbles per match – the fourth most of any Premier League player this term – is certainly impressive, but it’s offset by a total of 56 shots taken since the summer, resulting in just one goal.
That being said, repetitive injuries and changes in the White Hart Lane dugout have certainly played their part, and all things considered, Townsend is still an impressive young talent who could come on leaps and bounds with regular football – he was exceptional during a twelve-game stint on loan to QPR last season.
Furthermore, the Toffees will need to compensate for the loss of Gerard Deulofeu this summer as the loan prodigy returns to parent club Barcelona, and although the Spurs youngster may not be quite the same calibre, he would certainly be able to match his pace and directness.
It’s likely Townsend will be unable to survive regime change at White Hart Lane this summer and resultantly could be available on the cheap – a price-tag between the £5million-£10million mark would be a sensible estimate.
But Mirror Football believe the Tottenham wideman is on Newcastle’s radar too, whilst Manchester United have been linked in the past.