Report claims Crystal Palace would have to pay £10.5m for Andros Townsend

Andros Townsend scores the first goal for Newcastle

Crystal Palace are reportedly interested in signing Andros Townsend from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

Andros Townsend celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Crystal Palace are interested in signing Andros Townsend from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window, according to The Guardian.

It has been reported by the British newspaper that Palace intend to trigger the release clause in the England international winger’s contract, which will be £10.5 million for the Eagles as they finished in the bottom half of the Premier League table this past season.

“The player has an £8m release clause for clubs who finished last term in the top half of the Premier League, though only if he was involved in the England squad,” states the report in The Guardian.

“A second clause, understood to be set at around £10.5m, can also be triggered by clubs who finished in the lower half of the table.”

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez celebrates with Andros Townsend at the end of the match

Townsend is on holiday at the moment, having failed to make the final 23-man England squad for the Euro 2016 finals in France this month.

The 24-year-old winger joined Newcastle from Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window.

The Magpies will play in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the English top flight at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

Newcastle United's Andros Townsend looks dejected

According to The Guardian, Palace will learn whether or not Townsend wants to move to Selhurst Park when he returns from holiday later this month.

The Eagles are also reportedly ready to pay Townsend’s salary of around £80,000 a week.

Townsend scored four goals and created 26 chances in 13 Premier League appearances for Newcastle this past season.

Andros Townsend celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle United

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