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Former Spurs academy graduate joins Premier League side on short-term contract

Free agent and former Tottenham Hotspur star, Andros Townsend, has joined Luton Town on a short-term contract until January.

Townsend came through the Spurs academy during a prosperous time for the North London club’s youth ranks, with the likes of Harry Kane, Tom Carroll, Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and more also making the step up.

In fact, there was a time when Townsend was one of the brightest sparks in the country, impressing for both Spurs and England from the right wing. He was even Tottenham’s penalty-taker over Kane.

LUTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 07: Carlton Morris of Luton Town is challenged by Pedro Porro of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Luton Town and Tottenham Hotspur at Kenilworth Road on October 07, 2023 in Luton, England. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Andros Townsend signs for Luton Town

Townsend played a total of 87 games for the Lilywhites, scoring nine goals and assisting another 13 (TransferMarkt) before moving to Newcastle United and then Crystal Palace where he spent the bulk of his Premier League career.

After a rather unsuccessful spell with Everton, Townsend became a free agent in 2023 and has now signed for Luton Town following a return from injury. Ironically, Spurs only played Luton a matter of days ago in the league, winning 1-0.

Spurs Web Opinion:

It really felt like a Sliding Doors moment for Townsend when he got injured on the eve of a major tournament for England. Had he gone and continued his fine form on the biggest stage, who knows where his career would be now.

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