Two main Spurs headlines are dominating the footballing news of the day and they are rather sad for many a Spurs fan. The first bit of news is of the imminent departure of Andros Townsend who confirmed via social media this afternoon that his 16 year stint with the club has ended, in an emotional tweet with a picture of him driving out of Hotspur way for the final time. It has long been known that Andros was likely to depart during this transfer window but nonetheless it does still come as a shock with many a Spurs fan hoping he would once again break into the first team squad. A local lad Andros joined our academy set up aged 8 and developed all the way up the academy ladder at Spurs, I remember first seeing him play in 2009 at Brisbane road, whilst on a months loan at Leyton Orient it was a wet and windy afternoon as Orient played Southampton in league one. Andros then an 18 year old was fearless his confidence was supreme as he sped up and down the left wing his tenacity was clear to see as even on such a poor surface he didn’t give up he wasn’t afraid to shoot his passion of the game was then and still is now of the highest order he loved our club and had some great moments scoring some excellent goals,and contributing a lot to our side over the last couple of seasons. I’ll miss him as he will our club, but it is important for his career to join Newcastle in what is believed to be a £12 million pound transfer, and I thoroughly believe he will become a key player for the magpies. Here’s a toast to the ultimate Spurs professional and a really nice guy 🍻 Andros Hotspur Townsend.
In the second part of this afternoons news, it has been confirmed that Jan Vertonghen has suffered knee ligament damage and could be out for two months as a result of being elbowed by Connor Wickham in our victory over Palace at the weekend, Jan has been key along with Toby this season in keeping an excellent defensive record this season so it is a big blow however our medical team is hopeful that Jan could return sooner. Kevin Wimmer will now be in his place and I strongly believe he will do an excellent job filling in as he showed against Leicester in the cup. Get well soon Jan.