Latest: Newcastle And Palace Still Haggling Over £2M Loan Fee


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:



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10 comments so far

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 30, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Just reinvest the £13M back in Townsend & tell Sam no deal over Mbemba.

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  • Australian Pie

    Jan 30, 2017 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #2

    My dream would be we sign Aaron Mooy tomorrow in the last few hours… But I would take Townsend quite happily =] get it dooooooone. Looking forward to Wednesday’s game!

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 30, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Just reinvest £13M back in Townsend & tell Sam that Mbemba is going nowhere.Expect we’ll hear next that getting the Africans back is like three new signings

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  • AncientC

    Jan 30, 2017 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #4

    So Crystal Palace get their money back AND £2million for half a season loan, for a player that has flopped, and is bloating up their wage bill.

    Taking the proverbial or what.

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  • giimps

    Jan 30, 2017 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Cant see why we have to pay a loan fee in the 1st place if he was bought via instalments , we still own more of him than them if thats the case…….bloody liberty if you ask me

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  • Oldgit1

    Jan 30, 2017 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #6

    Surely we can add a loan fee for our player which will cancel out the money they are asking for. Not rocket science

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  • TyneMouth

    Jan 30, 2017 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #7

    If Palace value Townsend at £13m and his loan fee at £2m, and Sam is willing to pay £2m for the loan of Mbemba, what is the transfer value of Mbemba?

    £13m perhaps! or perhaps not.

    There is something unbalanced about this piece of gossip, roll on 11.00pm tomorrow…

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  • AncientC

    Jan 30, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #8

    I would love to know how much Mainz paid got get Bojan on loan. Nothing like £2 million I am betting.

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  • NoahJ

    Jan 30, 2017 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #9

    It should be a straight loan swap, with no loan fees (mutually beneficial), and options but no obligations to buy/sell each player.

    I don’t want to be forced to buy townsend, but would welcome him on loan. Likewise, I don’t want to sell mbemba (still think he’s a very talented player), yet would like him to go out on loan to increase his game time for the rest of the season, with the view to fighting for a starting place next season.

    why is this so complicated?

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  • Bambams

    Jan 30, 2017 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #10

    SSN is reporting we are willing to meet the £13 release clause for Townsend.

    Signing him permanently this window perhaps ….

    Just got in from work so need to catch up if there is more to this

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