Leeds Keen on Andros Townsend

  • Last Updated: December 29 2011, 12:17 GMT

Leeds United are reportedly hoping to land Tottenham midfielder Andros Townsend on loan in January.

Andros Townsend: Leeds target

The 20-year-old is one for the future at White Hart Lane after recently signing a new deal until the summer of 2016.

Townsend, who is also being linked with Millwall and Leicester, played a big part in Spurs' Europa League campaign but the club's exit from Europe's second competition may leave his first-team opportunities at White Hart Lane limited.

Manager Harry Redknapp has hinted at loaning out his fringe players in order to bolster their first-team experience and Leeds want to bring Townsend to Elland Road.

The West Yorkshire side's hopes of reaching the play-offs have faded recently and manager Simon Grayson has been scouring the market for reinforcements.

It now seems the former Millwall, Watford and Ipswich Town loanee could be the man to help lift Leeds back into the Championship's top six.