Sheffield Wednesday's Fernando Forestieri made his debut against Burnley at the weekend.
Leigh Griffiths believes Ronny Deila will have a big decision to make over playing him or Nadir Ciftci.
Townsend held talks with Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino towards the end of last season.
The Leeds United owner has been talking about his successful countryman and what the future may hold for him.
A first goal in his second spell on Teesside could prove to be the catalyst for a Premier League surge from Boro.
West Ham and Newcastle have enjoyed differing fortunes with their summer signings.
Sunderland were unable to beat Tottenham Hotspur in their most recent fixture, but still put in an encouraging display.
Rangers signed Gedion Zelalem on loan from Arsenal.
Leeds United face Ipswich at Elland Road on Tuesday evening.
Diego Fabbrini has impressed early this season for Middlesbrough.