'Emotional' Andros Townsend leaves Tottenham ahead of £12m Newcastle move

Newcastle United-bound Andros Townsend has left Tottenham Hotspur's training ground for the last time.
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Townsend, set to undergo a medical on Tyneside tomorrow, posted a photograph of himself about to drive out of the club's Enfield training complex on Twitter.

The 24-year-old tweeted that he was "emotional".

Tottenham today accepted a £12million bid from Newcastle for Townsend, who fell out of favour at White Hart Lane late last year.

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The England international needs to be playing week in, week out ahead of Euro 2016 in the summer.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Townsend said: "As soon as I knew of Newcastle's interest, they were the only club I wanted to join.

"Two of the best positions you can play in football are centre-forward and left-wing at Newcastle.

"I've got the chance – I could never turn that down.

"I can't wait to play my first game at St James's Park. I'm excited!"