This Deal Could Open The Way For Newcastle To Sign Townsend


There’s news coming out of London today that Crystal Palace are close to agreeing a deal for Norwich’ Irish winger Robbie Brady, but there is still competition from Burnley for the Irishman’s signature and they are still in the process of also trying to agree a deal with Norwich.

The Independent is reporting that Crystal Palace have agreed  at least the structure of a deal, in which they would pay an initial £9M, with more money going to Norwich in the summer, should Palace survive in the Premier League this season.

Norwich had been holding out for £12M for Brady, but with the window having just 6 days to run, maybe they are keen to get some money in this month for their 31 times capped Irish International.

Andros Townsend scoring for Newcastle last season

One thing that may be in Burnley’s favor is that two of his Ireland International colleagues, Jeff Hendrick and Stephen Ward – are at Burnley and they are both urging him to sign for the Turf Moor club.

However, if Crystal Palace and Sam Allardyce do manage to strike a deal with Norwich and get Robbie Brady to Selhurst Park, then that could be potential good news for Newcastle.

Maybe Newcastle  could finally negotiate a loan deal for Andros Townsend through the end of the season, since Andros will then be even further down the pecking order at the London club.

Palace would still prefer a straight transfer in January, but maybe a high loan fee of say £3M plus an extra payment of £7M in the summer could get the deal done for Newcastle?

That has to be the hope, with there also being problems of getting Swansea’s Modou Barrow to the club and in any case Townsend is Rafa’s first choice for a winger in this January transfer window.

Here’s hoping.

Comments welcome.



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119 comments so far

  • reilly

    Jan 25, 2017 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #1

    hibbit.im not claiming to be ITK im passing on what i have been told.believe dont believe i couldnt give a shite.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 25, 2017 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #2

    reilly…A few have asked where you heard the news?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 25, 2017 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Ibiza…… Based on previous discussions on the subject, I think most of us would accept having a manager like Rafa and the access to all the club’s income to re invest in the team. The TV money is huge now and if we are self sufficient with an experienced shrewd manager who is allowed to manage all footballing matters then surely that gives us a sporting chance to be competetive.

    I do actually think Ashley could allow this to happen as his investment will be safe and he can maybe start to enjoy the club.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 25, 2017 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #4

    betty…You talk of what we as fans would accept, I of course agree. That all sounds marvelous and what I thought we were getting around the time we hit 5th (Minus Rafa…of course).

    For Ashley, we go back to intentions though. Time will tell. I’d love for him to do the right thing. Everyone can be a winner, I’m just not sure that matters at the end of the day.

    Some nice football sure does make it easier to cope with though.

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    Jan 25, 2017 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #5

    I don’t understand why palace would replace townsend with Brady. Townsend is a country mile better. Yes townsend maybe pardewed, but with a run of games & a bit of confidence, he’s well better than Brady.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 25, 2017 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Shadow
    Townsends game isn’t crosses whereas Bradys is mate suits Sam’s style

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  • hibbit

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #7

    reilly

    told by who ??????

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  • KevinHann

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Hmm do you folks consider Townsend better than Brady?
    And another question, which one of the two would have more to offer for us (as they are different players) if we had the chance to sign one of the two?

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  • Jib

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #9

    hibbit // Jan 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM
    reilly
    told by who ??????

    told by whom you f@cking peasant

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Match report Sunderland 0 Newcastle 1 pen

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Match report Sunderland 0 Newcastle 1 pen

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #12

    Kevin
    Townsend, he fits Rafas style better imo

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  • cyprus

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Those seven fixtures in February look daunting. Survive them, with a similar gap to third and we’re home free.

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Sland 0 Newcastle 2

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  • lesh

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Jib

    Your language and general temper suggests you’re preparing for another, longer sabbatical from the Blog?

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #16

    lesh
    That holiday home in Spain may become less holiday and more home

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  • Belfast

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib had buckfast stroganoff for his tea tonight.

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  • Belfast

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Yes Cyprus and I bet if Shelvey does get injured or suspended at anytime it’ll be around that point lol

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  • Jib

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Belfast

    Please don’t join the yappers !

    I always thought you were better than that
    🙁

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Belfast……. He’s on the Cawl now he’s come out.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #22

    WOW – trumpet sounds a celebratory fanfare.
    Is it because we’ve signed someone —— NO
    Even more amazing than that ———- Jib has actually got something right, even more amazing it is English grammar.

    UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!

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  • Belfast

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #23

    I never said there was anything wrong with beef washed down with buckfast jib.

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  • Jib

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #24

    God I hope Soton win tonight.

    LeTissier will have Carragher in tears.

    Ha ha ha

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #25

    Why is there always a transfer saga with us in each window? This Townsend news is getting boring.

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #26

    i said it before.. why would we want townsend? he only had 5 good months as a player in his career so far..jumped ship after 5 months with us, to swap nufc & rafa for palace & pardew..

    say whatever you want..but hes a liabilty…as a football player and also his IQ/mental state is questionable..

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  • nightfa11

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #27

    remember sissokos first 5 months with us?

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  • Jib

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #28

    Mister Tuff
    WOW – trumpet sounds a celebratory fanfare.
    Is it because we’ve signed someone —— NO

    Where’s the question mark ?

    Ffs no wonder people are calling Mr Tuff a pr!ck !

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #29

    nightfa
    Go on then how is his IQ/mental state questionable

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  • hibbit

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #30

    jib one day i will have the pleasure of meeting you and when i do i will make sure you never forget it !!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #31

    Evening Jib. How did I wonder into your little fantasy this evening? Should I be worried?

    Woof.

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  • YoungMagpieFromBurnley

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #32

    Lol threats on the blog? Howay!!

    Ritchie has actually been so impressive these last few games, hitting form right when we needed him to. That left foot is class.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 25, 2017 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Looks like Jib is out to mark all your cards tonight, must be a special offer on the White Lightening.

    Get some more dutch courage down your neck Jib, and let em have it!

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  • Jib

    Jan 25, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #35

    firebug666
    Not at all
    Just the usual knobbers

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 25, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib Jibberish – what a plonka – You clearly do not know English grammar rules.
    Clearly my sentence was rhetorical as it did not require or expect an answer. Therefore no need for a question mark.
    Jib you need to do some additional Google research on English grammar.
    Thick as a bar top.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 25, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Everyone is just giving Jeffery what he wants put him in the corner a day let him calm down

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  • WWSBRD

    Jan 25, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #38

    hibbit
    Howay mate ur better than that and (I believe this phrase was created for times like this) he’s not worth it

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jan 25, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #39

    1-2

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 25, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #40

    Sland 1newcastle 2

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