The Mirror are reporting today that Crystal Palace are willing to sell Andros Townsend, but that Newcastle are only willing to do a loan deal for the 25 year-old former winger.
And that could cause some big problems with presumably Palace wanting money up front that they can then spend in this month’s transfer market.
Rafa Benitez with Andros Townsend
The news in the Mirror is that Palace are now willing to listen to offers for their England International winger after it seems big Sam Allardyce has given up on the former Tottenham player.
Newcastle fans seem anxious to get the creative winger back on Tyneside, even though he left us in late June to play back in the Premier League with Crystal Palace.
At the time there were reports he was seriously considering staying at Newcastle in the second division, but after several talks with Rafa Benitez he flew the coop.
Not sure why Newcastle only want a loan deal, but it may be that Mike Ashley doesn’t want to spend big money this month.
That could also explain why Rafa has said a few times recently that loan deals with an option or obligation to buy would be best for the club this month.
But even at the fee we got from Palace for him in June – £13M – the 25 year-old would seem like a good acquisition given some of the ridiculous fees that are being touted around for some very ordinary players this month.
Townsend played 13 times for Newcastle last season with four good goals.
What do you think?