Townsend in concerns over Tottenham future

Tottenham winger Andros Townsend is fearing that he is a victim of a stand-off between the club and Premier League rivals Southampton, which could leave his future in doubt, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Townsend has been the subject of interest from the Saints over the summer, but Tottenham are unlikely to sanction a deal due to their so far unsuccessful attempts to sign Morgan Schneiderlin. Southampton insist that the French midfielder is not for sale, meaning that Spurs will not allow them to sign Townsend.

Despite being fit to play after recovering from an injury which kept him out of the World Cup, Townsend was left out of the match day squad completely for Sunday’s 4-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers, and he does not wish to be limited only to appearances in the cup competitions this season. He is expected to be recalled for the second leg of their Europa League qualifier against AEL Limassol on Thursday.

QPR would be interested in taking Townsend on loan for a second time, but that would not appeal to Tottenham or owner Daniel Levy. But with significant competition for places in the starting XI, Townsend reportedly feels that he may have to move on in order to gain regular first team action.

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