Oct 18, 2013, 10:14 PM EDT
22-year-old Andros Townsend has signed a new 4-year-contract following his debut matches for England this past international break.
The winger has been in spectacular form to start the season for Tottenham Hotspur, having played 483 of a possible 540 minutes since not featuring in the season opener.
Townsend, a Tottenham youth product, has been on loan spells all over England on his way to earning a place in the Spurs squad. In the last five years, he’s been loaned to Yeovil Town, Leyton Orient, MK Dons, Ipswich Town, Watford, Millwall, Leeds United, Birmingham City, and most recently Queens Park Rangers.
His play earned him a call-up from his country during a pair of massively important games, which England seized to automatically qualify for the 2014 World Cup. He scored on his debut, a 4-1 win against Montenegro. That earned him a second cap, in the 2-0 victory over Poland.
Townsend tweeted following the signing, saying it’s been the “perfect week.”
The England international has certainly impressed at Spurs, enough to have earned six starts this young Premier League season ahead of the many other options Andre Villas-Boas has on the edge.
He’s blasted 26 shots so far this season for Tottenham, a high number for a player on the wing.
The Express reported that the deal includes a number of performance-based incentives for Townsend to continue his development, and that talks with Spurs on the deal actually began before Townsend’s England exploits.
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