5 Premier League Stars that Need a Change of Scenery

Jul 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Andros Townsend (17) goes to take the shot that scores the winning goal against Toronto FC at BMO Field. Tottenham defeated Toronto 3-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Andros Townsend (17) goes to take the shot that scores the winning goal against Toronto FC at BMO Field. Tottenham defeated Toronto 3-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Andros Townsend (17) goes to take the shot that scores the winning goal against Toronto FC at BMO Field. Tottenham defeated Toronto 3-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 23, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Andros Townsend (17) goes to take the shot that scores the winning goal against Toronto FC at BMO Field. Tottenham defeated Toronto 3-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports /

Andros Townsend-Tottenham– The lad has significant talent, but his attitude doesn’t seem to sit well with manager Mauricio Pochettino. His most recent row with a Tottenham fitness coach got him banished from the Club for the next several matches including the North London Derby. Pochettino says there’s always a way back for the enigmatic winger, but I can’t see him staying with the club past the January window.

The good news for Townsend is that he won’t have a shortage of suitors. He’s still very young at just 24-years old and he’s English. Both of these things will drive up his demand and price tag. He’s also the type of player that opposing managers can see and convince themselves they can find a way to get through to him.

He’s got immense pace and on the right day, can finish at a high level. Unfortunately, he might also unofficially lead the Premier League in shots that go out for throws. While he frustrates Tottenham fans to death, other managers will, just like a crazy girlfriend, believe they fan fix the lad. They will almost certainly get the chance because he doesn’t seem to fit into Pochettino’s long-term plans. The question for Townsend isn’t so much if he’ll go in January, it’s where his next club will be.

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