More proof that Newcastle and Crystal Palace are still haggling over a £2M loan fee that’s in addition to the £13M transfer fee Newcastle would have to pay in the summer if they decide to sign Townsend at that time.
It seems that’s the only point of disagreement and everything else seems to be agreed – with Chancel Mbemba reported to be moving the other way on loan through the rest of the season and Newcastle will get a loan fee for the 22 year-old DR Congo International.
Palace will have a chance to sign Mbemba in the summer at the fee stated in his loan contract.
We had reported earlier today that maybe Newcastle should do the transfer this month for Townsend and save on the £2M loan fee.
Rafa Benitez has already admitted he likes Andros Townsend
Here’s what Sky Sports Keith Downie has just tweeted:
Newcastle & Palace haggling over a £2m loan fee for Andros Townsend on top of the £13m release clause to make the deal perm in the summer.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 30, 2017