Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend may return to Newcastle in this January transfer window and the latest news is that the Sun are reporting Newcastle are willing to offer between £8M and £10M in cool cash for their former winger.
Newcastle received £13M when they reluctantly sold Andros to Palace in late June after the winger decided he had to play in the Premier League to keep his England International hopes alive.
However, since the summer the England manager has changed twice – first it was Sam Allardyce who lasted just two months in his dream job after replacing Roy Hodgson.
And now the untested Gareth Southgate is in the job and he has had precious little management experience in club football.
Rafa Benitez and Andros Townsend
And it’s Sam Allardyce now in his new job at Crystal Palace who may be willing to sell Andros to secure funds to bring other players into the club, who are now in relegation trouble.
Palace are 4th bottom on goal difference above 3rd bottom Hull City – who beat Bournemouth 3-1 on Saturday and Crustal Palace were hammered 3-0 by West Ham with our former striker Andy Carroll scoring what could be the goal of the season.
The report on Townsend maybe returning to Newcastle was published in the Mail on Saturday and while it is still unlikely to happen, Newcastle’s injury crisis after the game at Brentford on Saturday will only have increased Rafa’s determination to resign Andros.
Andros scored 4 goals for Newcastle in 13 league games and he showed some of the best form of his career under Rafa and if we can get him back he will hit the ground running, because he knows exactly what Rafa wants from him.
Even at £13M Andros – given his great form in the last two months of last season – would still be terrific value for Newcastle – assuming Rafa can get him back playing near his best form again.
And from our poll 80% of fans would even welcome him back, although some don’t like the way he deserted the club in our time of need.
Would You Take Andros Townsend Back At Newcastle?
- Yes (85%, 7,647 Votes)
- No (15%, 1,377 Votes)
Total Voters: 9,024
If Andros did return he would just have to show the same commitment he showed last season and he would certainly help us get promoted this season and if plays well those 20% who don’t want him back – well – some could even change their minds on him.
Newcastle are back at the top of the Championship, but it is still unknown whether Andros would be willing to take the drop down into the Championship for maybe just half a season.
If he doesn’t want to come back – then so be it.
But we think it he could be a great signing for us this month.
What do you think?