There’s a report in the Northern Echo today that Newcastle have made a formal approach to Crystal Palace about taking their former winger Andros Townsend back to Newcastle.
The loan is for the rest of the season, with an option to buy Townsend in the summer.
Signing Andros permanently would depend on whether he can reach the form he showed for us last season when he was easily one of our best players during the fight against relegation – which we ultimately lost.
It would also depend on Newcastle gaining promotion back to the Premier League and if we can get Andros back he could certainly help us with that goal.
Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez in May last year
Middlesbrough are also one of the clubs said to be interested in the player, but it remains to be seen if a club comes in and pays cash up front to Palace for the 25 year-old England International in a deal.
We are assuming Palace would prefer to do a permanent deal in January so they can spend that money on new players coming in – but maybe they are not short of money to bring in those new players this month?
If that’s the case then there has to be a decent chance Andros will be coming back to Newcastle, albeit on loan and he would be welcomed by the majority of Newcastle – over 80% in our poll.
There are also reports that Andros wants to return to Newcastle.
Some fans of course will never forgive him for leaving us in June when we really needed him, but most fans will forget about that error of judgement.
Moving to Palace has turned out to be disastrous move for the England winger.
Townsend would be an exciting signing for us – if we can get him in.
Would You Take Andros Townsend Back At Newcastle?
- Yes (85%, 7,647 Votes)
- No (15%, 1,377 Votes)
Total Voters: 9,024