Former Star Player Could Make Shock Return To Newcastle In January

The Express are reporting today that Newcastle could again go after Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend in the January transfer window.

Andros played on Saturday for Crystal Palace against Newcastle, and he showed enough to show why he was so popular at Newcastle in the short six months he was at the club.

He has the ability, and with Rafa Benitez guiding him for that six months last year he showed some of the best form of his career.

We’re not sure exactly why Rafa didn’t buy him back in the summer, but it looks like it was the cost.

The reports were his fee had risen significantly from the £13M we got from Palace for him in the summer of last year.

Rafa talked about Townsend before the game on Saturday and said he was straight with him and that the player didn’t want to stay with Newcastle in the second division.

Andros Townsend and Rafa Benitez – will Andros be back?

And it’s clear Rafa still likes Andros as a player and as a person.

If Newcastle have new owners by the end of this year the Express are reporting Rafa may revive the deal and while there seems no insight for the story, it’s certainly possible.

Rafa will know exactly what he’s getting, and Andros is an emotional player who raises his game for the Newcastle fans.

Roy Hodgson may also consider selling the England International to get some transfer funds to strengthen other areas of the of Palace side.

And the manager will want to do that in January to help save Palace from relegation.

So it’s a possibility and if Andros is signed we dare say he will still be welcomed back by the Geordie fans.

Andros took the booing very well on Saturday and had a wry smile on his face.

He probably knew the fans would welcome him back if he decided to come back to St. James’ Park.

That still has to be a decent possibility.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Oct 23, 2017 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #1

    had his chance time to move on Ed

  • Tsunki

    Oct 23, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #2

    For better or worse Rafa has filled that vacancy Ed. He joins a long list of players who will never come back. NEVER I tell you! NEVERRRRR!!!


  • geordiemark

    Oct 23, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #3

    no thanks he can stay where he is

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 23, 2017 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #4


  • sing in the corner

    Oct 23, 2017 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #5

    I would quite like to see Palace go down, just to see Andros do the same to them and who he thought he could grace with his presence to further his England ambitions. 🙂

  • Dal

    Oct 23, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #6

    From where I was sitting on Saturday, Townsend was the outstanding forward player on the pitch. When he played for us he was our outstanding player. A combination of Ritchie and Townsend feeding a £30m centre forward would be exciting.
    I would take him back but, after seeing Cabaye on Saturday I would not take him back.
    The rule is though that you should never go back, always go forward


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