We had mentioned yesterday that if Newcastle don’t want to pay £15M for Andros Townsend because they would need to pay a £2M loan fee and then a £13M transfer fee to close the deal in the summer – why don’t Newcastle just do a transfer deal this month and save on the loan fee.
Here’s our report on that yesterday.
It seems that’s the path Newcastle may take according to Chronicle Live today and the move is not exactly rocket science.
Here’s what Chronicle reporter Mark Douglas has written:
“Told by NUFC sources a Townsend deal would be seen as doing a deal and using money ear-marked for the summer now to sign a player who would be Premier League-ready and a big part of NUFC’s Premier League plans.”
“Wonder if he’ll be earmarked for the number ten role that no-one has really nailed down yet.”
That make a lot of sense and that the £13M fee would come out of the money allocated for summer transfers.
At last some common sense being shown by the club – that’s good.
Hopefully this will now lead to Andros being signed today and Palace get their £13M back and we get our man.
Just like the FBI.
This could be very good news.