This post is part of a deadline morning series on potential Tottenham transfers.You can find all of the posts in the series right here, as well as the initial post explaining this series right here.
Andros Townsend came from the Tottenham Hotspur academy -- an academy that has not produced many senior team players of late. Everyone at the club wanted him to be great, and early last season it looked like he just might be, but things have fallen off since.
The 23-year-old has been criticized for being selfish, sometimes carless with the ball and lacking tactical awareness. Arguably the most frustrating thing is that not of his faults are physical. He has pace, good skill and a belter of a left foot, so why hasn't he made good on his promise? And probably a better question, will he make good on it anytime soon?
Southampton have already shown strong interest in Townsend, offering a reported £12 million for the player, and odds are that another mid-table team with the cash and need for a winger will step up at some point today. Tottenham are going to have a decision on their hands with their academy man.
Likelihood he'll play if he stays: Mainly as a sub with some cup starts, but he won't be buried ... unless Spurs buy another winger.
Potential suitors: Southampton, probably a couple other mid-table clubs.
Price if he's sold: £13 million.
Loan or sale: Sale.
The verdict - Will he be an active Spurs player on September 2?: It's close to 50/50, but we'll go with no. Townsend may have a place in the team now, but he is off to a poor start this season and it's clear Tottenham are hoping to sign another winger/forward. If they do, Spurs will probably look to offload Townsend.