£14m man hints that he wants to sign Crystal Palace contract

A general view of  Selhurst Park the home stadium of Crystal Palace during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park on October 6, 2018...

Andros Townsend is due to enter the final year of his existing Crystal Palace deal.

Andros Townsend of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on December 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Andros Townsend has told Clinton Morrison to ask Steve Parish when he the winger will sign a new Crystal Palace contract.

Townsend is due to enter the final year of his existing deal this summer and he will be able to leave for free if it is not renewed before the end of next season.

The theme of new contracts is currently a hot one at Crystal Palace, with the Eagles boss Roy Hodgson expected to commit imminently.

But on whether or not he could follow suit, Townsend told Talksport's Jim White Show earlier: "I think that's obviously a question for the chairman (Parish), or the owners.

 

"I'm extremely happy at Palace. I've spent the best years of my career here. I've got under 18 months now so when you see the chairman, do ask him that question!"

A £14 million signing from Newcastle United four years ago, Townsend has played 140 times for Crystal Palace and scored or assisted 38 goals.

The 28-year-old has missed chunks of this season through injury, however, but returned to the squad earlier this month.

Crystal Palace goalkeeper Vicente Guaita in action during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Southampton at Selhurst Park, London on Tuesday 21st January 2020.

Townsend is one of several key Palace players, alongside Vicente Guaita, Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt and others, whose deals are due to expire in 2021.

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