Report suggests £22m could get Newcastle United Andros Townsend

Nathan Ake of AFC Bournemouth is challenged by Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace at Vitality Stadium on April 7,...

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

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...

Initial talks between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace over the transfer of Andros Townsend have been positive, and the Magpies may have to pay £22 million for the winger, according to The Northern Echo.

It has been reported that Newcastle are reluctant to pay more than £18m for Townsend, who spent just six months at St. James’ Park following his move from Tottenham Hotspur in January 2016.

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The report has also claimed that although Palace valued the England international winger at £30 million at the start of the summer transfer window, Newcastle may be able to settle on a fee of £22m.

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...

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Townsend is a good winger, and his pace and energy would be a massive boost for Newcastle next season.

Given the 26-year-old’s experience and playing style, he would add a different dimension to Rafael Benitez’s side.

Andros Townsend of Tottenham battles Brendan Galloway during the pre-season friendly match between MK Dons and a Tottenham Hotspur XI at Stadium mk on July 31, 2013 in Milton Keynes,...

Newcastle will be aiming to finish in the top 10 of the Premier League during the 2018-19 campaign.

Townsend scored two goals and provided seven assists in 35 Premier League starts for Palace last season.

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