Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend would be an excellent signing for Burnley

Kurt Zouma of Stoke City and Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace battle for possession during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Crystal Palace at Bet365 Stadium on May 5, 2018...

Burnley should consider a move for the Crystal Palace winger.

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Watford at Selhurst Park on December 12, 2017 in London, England.

According to a report from the Chronicle, Crystal Palace are open to selling Andros Townsend this summer, and Burnley should make an ambitious swoop for the winger.

Sean Dyche's Clarets side were quite simply superb last season, ending up in seventh spot in the Premier League table, but they must improve both the quality and depth of their squad, if they are to enjoy a successful campaign this term.

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on December 28, 2017 in London, England.

One particular area where the Lancashire outfit need to strengthen is their wide attacking department, with more competition required for the likes of Robbie Brady and Aaron Lennon.

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With this in in mind, Burnley should make a move for Eagles ace Andros Townsend, who could be available for around £20 million, according to the Chronicle.

The 26-year-old joined Palace from Newcastle in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £13m, and he has gone on to chalk up five goals and 16 assists in 79 appearances in all competitions for the south London outfit.

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur at Selhurst Park on April 26, 2017 in London, England.

Townsend possesses pace in abundance, and plays with a certain kind of directness that would provide Dyche with an entirely different option in the final third.

The former Tottenham star is most dangerous when operating on the right wing, from where he likes to cut inside onto his deadly left foot.

This would provide Dyche with more variety down the right flank, and if he manages to bring Townsend to Turf Moor, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for Burnley.

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