It's pretty much all over except for the official announcement. Today the Standard is reporting that Tottenham winger Andros Townsend is completing the second part of his medical at Newcastle, with an expected £12m transfer to be formally announced later in the day.
It's one of the worst-kept secrets of the January transfer window, but this one appears to be all done except for the photo of Andros wearing a black and white shirt. The deal is supposedly worth £12m, and Andros will be receiving a salary of about £40,000/week, which is lower than the previously reported £55,000/week.
Interestingly, Tom Collomosse suggests that the deal was made after a direct talk between Daniel Levy and Newcastle owner Mike Ashley:
Yet Standard Sport understands a conversation between Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and his Newcastle counterpart Mike Ashley provided a breakthrough. It is believed this is the first time the pair had spoken directly about the Townsend deal.
Andros has already said his goodbyes: yesterday he posted an emotional tweet with a photo of him leaving Spurs' training facilities. Townsend has been a Spurs player since the age of 8, but has fallen out of favor with Mauricio Pochettino and has been training with the U21s for the past couple of months.
This is as close to a done deal as you can get without actually having the clubs come out and say so. But we're ready as soon as the official word comes through.