Andros Townsend is in transfer limbo with Tottenham chief Daniel Levy reportedly refusing to negotiate on his £14million valuation.
Levy is also refusing allow the 24-year-old winger to move out on loan, despite the player only featuring as a substitute three times in the Premier League this season.
The England man is out of the first-team picture at White Hart Lane after a row with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner in November and he has not appeared for Tottenham since October, when he played in the Europa League clash with Anderlecht.
Townsend does not fit into Mauricio Pochettino’s preferred style of play, but, according to the Daily Telegraph, Levy is not willing to sanction a loan deal and will not drop the £14million price on Townsend’s head.
Southampton, West Brom and Watford are just three of the clubs believed to be keen on taking Townsend, but neither are willing to pay Spurs’ asking price leaving the player stuck in Tottenham’s U21 side.
Townsend scored twice in two minutes – one a penalty, the other an emphatic finish – in Spurs U21s 5-4 defeat to Chelsea on Monday night, but his prospects of forcing his way into Pochettino’s plans still look slim.
Townsend, who does train with the first team, will also have no chance of going to France as part of Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the European Championship finals if he stays at White Hart Lane.
Fellow winger Aaron Lennon was allowed to join Everton on loan last year before he made the move to Goodiosn Park permanent in the summer, so Levy’s stance on Townsend has left the player and his agent confused.
Especially when you consider that Spurs’only hope of getting close to their valuation would be to allow Townsend to go out on loan and impress.