According to Sky Sports News, Rafa Benitez is keen to bring Andros Townsend back to NUFC and has been told that Crystal Palace are willing to sell him for £17m.
This comes after news of Kenedy’s imminent arrival on Tyneside, with Sky suggesting that Benitez is keen to bring Townsend back to the club alongside the Brazilian – meaning some more potentially exciting transfer news for us NUFC fans.
Here’s a snippet from Sky’s latest piece on our transfer activity, stating that Palace would be open to selling Townsend for £17m:
Newcastle are also keen on re-signing Andros Townsend, who left the club in 2016, with Crystal Palace understood to be willing to sell him for around £17m.
However, Sky Sports News understands Kenedy’s move is independent of any deal for Townsend.
It’s been made quite clear that Townsend’s arrival will only occur if we sell Ritchie – who’s been strongly linked with Stoke – however the prospect of Kenedy and Townsend out wide next season is a very exciting one.
With Kenedy’s loan move expected to be announced today, let’s hope we can now press on with moves for a new striker and Townsend – being two deals which really could transform our attacking heading into the new season.