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Andros Townsend concerned he’d be compelled to retire ahead of sealing shock Luton transfer


Oct 11, 2023
Andros Townsend worried he'd be forced to retire before sealing surprise Luton move


New Luton Town star Andros Townsend admits he might have experienced to retire experienced he not secured his hottest transfer.

Townsend has signed a brief-time period deal until January at Luton soon after his agreement at Everton expired in the summertime.

Townsend joins Luton after a tough period in his career


Townsend joins Luton immediately after a tricky period of time in his career

It had been a arduous look for for a new club obtaining just recovered from an ACL injuries, which has compelled him to pass up 18 months of soccer.

The 32-yr-old told talkSPORT that he experienced presented himself to clubs across the country, Europe and even the Middle East prior to Luton took a chance on him.

And when he would not retire formally, he also realised that the for a longer period he went with no a club, the much more tricky it would be to occur again.

Talking to Andy Goldstein and Darren Bent on talkSPORT Push, Townsend explained: “It did appear to a place wherever we are, in Oct now, I felt like my time could possibly have long gone.

“I started out accomplishing media work, performing with Sky fairly on a regular basis and what have you.

“People ended up declaring ‘wait until eventually January, you may well get a possibility in January’.

“The difficulty is, if they did not want to take a look at me just after not participating in in 18 months, what is a further six months? You are speaking two several years.

“So I would hardly ever officially retire but I feel like my time might have absent but vastly grateful to Rob Edwards and Gary Sweet, the chief executive at Luton.

Everton opted not to renew Townsend's stay at the end of last season


Everton opted not to renew Townsend’s continue to be at the end of past yearCredit score: GETTY
The 32-year-old will bring much-needed Premier League experience to Kenilworth Road


The 32-yr-previous will convey much-required Premier League expertise to Kenilworth Highway

“Initial and foremost, for getting the chance and wanting to see me and secondly, for supplying me a short-term deal.

“They imagine in me and they imagine I can aid the team, I am so determined to repay that religion.”

Townsend joins a facet in desperate will need of an oomph as they battle with daily life in the Leading League.

A desire promotion from the Championship did not give their supporters any illusions that the top rated tier would be nearly anything considerably less than unforgiving.

But just one acquire in eight matches has left the Hatters 17th in the table, a situation they would practically undoubtedly acquire at the close of the time if it was supplied to them.

With the arrival of Townsend is a participant who has performed in the Leading League for most of his vocation, and understands the division.

Luton manager Rob Edwards has some great youthful gamers, most of whom have proved their truly worth in the Championship.

But the Premier League is a distinctive beast and only Ross Barkley, Great Nakamba, Tim Krul and Albert Sambi Lokonga have any genuine knowledge of it – and with varied levels of achievements.

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