Should Newcastle United and Crystal Palace trade Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andros Townsend?

Crystal Palace midfielder Andros Townsend (L) passes the ball as West Bromwich's Craig Dawson (R) defends during the third-place playoff match of the Premier League Asia Trophy football...

Crystal Palace are said to be interested in snapping up Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Aleksandar Mitrovic of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on April 3, 2018 in London, England.

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is of interest to Crystal Palace, and that could open up the door to a deal which could benefit all parties.

If Palace do want Mitrovic, then Newcastle are unlikely to stand in the way of the Serbian striker.

However, rather than asking for cash, Rafael Benitez may be tempted to strike a deal to bring Andros Townsend back to St. James’ Park.

Newcastle sold Townsend back in 2016 for £13 million, after they were relegated to the Championship, but they have been linked with bringing him back in every transfer window since.

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.

Benitez was a major fan of the England international, and he got the very best out of the wide-man during his time with the Magpies.

Townsend has had an impressive season with Palace, but arguably hasn’t been quite as effective as he was at Newcastle.

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace in action during a Pre Season Friendly between Crystal Palace and FC Schalke 04 at Selhurst Park on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Townsend scored four goals in 13 appearances for the Magpies, but only has five goals to his name in 79 games for Palace.

The Eagles already have their eyes on other wingers this summer, with Michail Antonio linked.

And it could be that swapping Townsend for Mitrovic would suit everyone involved in the potential deal, if it went through.

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