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Sky Sports reveal amount of money that is preventing Andros Townsend Newcastle move

5 years ago

Sky Sports have revealed the amount of cash that currently prevents a move back to Tyneside for Andros Townsend.

The broadcaster reports that only £2m is the difference between what Crystal Palace want and what Newcastle are prepared to commit to.

Sky Sports’ man in the north east, Keith Downie, has said:

“Newcastle and Palace haggling over a £2m loan fee for Andros Townsend on top of the £13m release clause to make the deal perm(anent) in the summer.”

It is reported that the two clubs are in agreement in that a £13m release clause will be activated in the summer, presumably on condition that Newcastle are promoted.

However, Palace also want an extra £2m for Newcastle having  the privilege of using the player over the course of the next three months.

Obviously you can see this from both sides but Crystal Palace paid £13m and have had next to nothing from the player, so even if you think they looked to have got a good deal based on his 12 starts for Newcastle, as it stands now you look at Townsend’s club career so far where he has achieved very little else at a decent level – whether that is at Spurs, Palace, or elsewhere on loan.


Earlier on Monday afternoon, George Caulkin of The Times gave this update:

“At this stage, it’s Townsend or nothing for Newcastle United this month and plenty of work to do there.”

Maybe deadline day could yet have some meaning for Newcastle fans…




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