Townsend to stay at Newcastle? His father has dropped major hint about winger's future

Andros Townsend could stay at Newcastle - according to his father.

Andros Townsend's father Troy has told BBC Radio Five Live, as quoted by The Chronicle, that the winger could stay at Newcastle United this summer.

Townsend, 24, left his boyhood club Tottenham Hotspur in January after falling out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino, and joined Newcastle to try and keep the Magpies in the Premier League.

With four goals and two assists, Townsend has impressed in the North East, and his form has even earned him a recall to the England squad ahead of this summer's European Championships in France.

However, despite Townsend's personal success, Newcastle weren't able to stay in the Premier League, and have suffered relegation to the Championship for the second time in seven years.

Relegation means that Newcastle won't receive the huge new Premier League TV deal, and they may have to sell some players, with many big names no doubt reluctant to play in the Championship.

One name being touted for an immediate move back to the Premier League is winger Townsend, with The Telegraph reporting earlier this month that Southampton and West Ham are both hoping to sign Townsend this summer.

Newcastle would naturally prefer to keep Townsend, and the Magpies have been given a boost - by Townsend's father, Troy.

As quoted by The Chronicle, Troy Townsend told BBC Radio Five Live that his son is looking forward to many more seasons with Newcastle, as the Magpies could be back in the Premier League soon.

"Newcastle could rise quickly and Andros looks forward to many more seasons with them," said Troy Townsend, offering Newcastle fans hope of the winger staying put on Tyneside.

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