Newcastle moves for Townsend and Berahino in doubt – Reports

Scott Anderson
Andros Townsend: Reportedly valued at £14m by Spurs

Andros Townsend: Reportedly valued at £14m by Spurs

Newcastle United have threatened to pull out of moves for Saido Berahino and Andros Townsend after failing to agree a deal, according to reports. 

The Magpies were linked with January transfers for out-of-favour Tottenham winger Townsend and West Brom man Berahino, but reports suggest they have failed to agree a deal for neither player.

Despite Townsend not being in Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino’s plans, chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly slammed a £14million price tag on the England international.

And with West Brom also reportedly demanding £18million for England under-21 international Berahino, reports now suggest Newcastle have failed to strike a deal to bring either player to St James’ Park.

Steve McClaren has already spent £17million this month by bringing in Jonjo Shelvey and Henri Saivet in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Newcastle spent £53million last summer by signing Gini Wijnaldum, Chancel Mbemba, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Florian Thauvin.

However, McClaren’s side still find themselves struggling in the league and are currently 18th in the table.

Newcastle face Watford at Vicarage Road in the Premier League this weekend, and go into the game boosted by their 2-1 victory over West Ham last week.