Report: Newcastle, Crystal Palace in talks over £18m Andros Townsend transfer

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace is tackled by Wilfred Ndidi of Leicester City  during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on April 28,...

Newcastle United reportedly want to sign Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace in the summer transfer window.

Patrick van Aanholt of Crystal Palcace celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team mates Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke during the Premier League match between Stoke City...

When Andros Townsend joined Newcastle United from Tottenham Hotspur back in January 2016, many would have expected the winger to be a star for the Magpies for years to come.

However, following the relegation of Newcastle to the Championship at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, Townsend left the Magpies for Crystal Palace for a transfer fee reported by The Independent to be worth £13 million.

Shane Duffy of Brighton and Hove Albion battles for possesion with Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Brighton and Hove Albion at...

The former Tottenham winger did well during his short spell at St. James’ Park, and it seems that Newcastle are keen on bringing the 26-year-old back.

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According to The Sun, Newcastle and Palace are in talks over Townsend in a £18 million deal, with the report claiming that the England international is set to return to St. James’ Park.

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace and Marc Pugh of AFC Bournemouth battle for the ball during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on...

Good move for Newcastle United?

Townsend has done well for Palace over the past two seasons, and given his experience in the Premier League and obvious quality, he would be a good signing for Newcastle in the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old winger scored two goals and provided seven assists in 35 Premier League starts for Palace last season.

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