Tottenham transfers: ‘Spurs don’t want to sell Andros Townsend’

Tottenham transfers: Harry Rednapp reveals Spurs don't want to sell former Queens Park Rangers loanee Andros Townsend

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Harry Redknapp took over as QPR boss back in November Photo: The Sport Review

Harry Redknapp has admitted defeat in his pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur youngster Andros Townsend.

The England Under-21 international was a revelation for the Hoops after joining on a short-term loan from Spurs in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old scored two goals in 12 Premier League appearances before returning to his parent club Tottenham in the summer.

Redknapp had been touted with a move for Townsend as he bids to plot QPR’s immediate return to the top flight this season.

But the QPR manager revealed Tottenham aren’t willing to sell the winger.

“Andros did great last year but Tottenham don’t really want to sell him. He’s not for sale as far as I know,” Redknapp is quoted as saying by West London Sport.

“It’s difficult. I couldn’t see us being able to buy him. I think he’d be too expensive for us. But I do like Andros – he’d be brilliant.”

Redknapp added: “I’d love to sign him on loan but whether we could do that, I wouldn’t bet on it.”

The Hoops boss heaped praise on controversial midfielder Joey Barton after QPR were 1-0 winners against Ipswich Town on Saturday.

“There’s good spirit within the club,” he added. “Joey Barton was also top class in the middle of the park. I’ve been really impressed with Joey’s performances so far this season, I must admit. He’s a really good footballer.”

Harry Redknapp has admitted defeat in his pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur youngster Andros Townsend.

The England Under-21 international was a revelation for the Hoops after joining on a short-term loan from Spurs in the January transfer window.

The 22-year-old scored two goals in 12 Premier League appearances before returning to his parent club Tottenham in the summer.

Redknapp had been touted with a move for Townsend as he bids to plot QPR’s immediate return to the top flight this season.

But the QPR manager revealed Tottenham aren’t willing to sell the winger.

“Andros did great last year but Tottenham don’t really want to sell him. He’s not for sale as far as I know,” Redknapp is quoted as saying by West London Sport.

“It’s difficult. I couldn’t see us being able to buy him. I think he’d be too expensive for us. But I do like Andros – he’d be brilliant.”

Redknapp added: “I’d love to sign him on loan but whether we could do that, I wouldn’t bet on it.”

The Hoops boss heaped praise on controversial midfielder Joey Barton after QPR were 1-0 winners against Ipswich Town on Saturday.

“There’s good spirit within the club,” he added. “Joey Barton was also top class in the middle of the park. I’ve been really impressed with Joey’s performances so far this season, I must admit. He’s a really good footballer.”

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