Andros Townsend: Crystal Palace misfit could return to Newcastle

Newcastle could be set to offer Andros Townsend an exit from his torrid spell at Crystal Palace, the Daily Star believes.

Townsend had switched St. James’ Park for Selhurst Park in a £13 million move last year, but has failed to make an impact – under both Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce.

 

Reluctant

It’s clear Townsend did so reluctantly, however, saying this following his exit: “Please believe me when I say that this has been an incredibly difficult decision and one I have not taken lightly.”

Townsend cited international aspirations for his departure, but could be about to take a step-down to reignite a faltering career.

His relationship with Rafa Benitez remained an amicable one, leaving the door slightly ajar for a return.

 

Possible loan deal

It is understood that a loan deal could be struck, with a view to a permanent deal in the summer, should Newcastle be promoted.

At age 25, Townsend needs to be hitting the peak of his career if he is to regain a spot in the international set-up.

Sitting on the sidelines at Palace will not aid this ambition; remember, Allardyce refused to include Townsend in his first, and only, England squad so his future looks a little bleak at the London club.

 

Written by Michael Jones

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