We put out an article yesterday wondering if 25 year-old Andros Townsend who played so well for us in the first part of last year was still a transfer target, after Rafa wanted him signed in the January transfer market but Newcastle didn’t get the job done at that time.
But now there is news coming from the local paper down in Croydon – the Croydon Advertiser – that Newcastle are ready to make their move for the England International.
Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez in last game PL game of last year
We won 5-1 against Spurs in case you had forgotten
The release clause of £13M was in Andros’ contract in January and we assume that release clause can still be activated.
And as we said yesterday he would be a great buy at just £13M in today’s transfer market, but only if he is keen to rejoin the Rafalution on Tyneside.
Rafa has made it clear he only wants players who want to play for Newcastle at the club, but since the two of them have a great working relationship, we are hoping Andros will jump at the chance to return.
A massive 85% of fans in our poll in mid-January would be ready to welcome him back.
Would You Take Andros Townsend Back At Newcastle?
- Yes (85%, 7,647 Votes)
- No (15%, 1,377 Votes)
Total Voters: 9,024
Andros has played 13 times for Newcastle with 4 goals and 2 assists – so far.
We think the signing of the 13 times capped England International soon – would lift the spirits of everybody associated with Newcastle United at this crucial time.