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Crystal Palace: Townsend’s transfer rating takes a tumble

Since Andros Townsend arrived at Crystal Palace, he has habitually been a key player in the Eagles’ squad.

Indeed, the former Tottenham Hotspur man has only failed to appear in 12 Premier League games in which he has been available for since his arrival at Selhurst Park.

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Yes, offer him a new deal.

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In that time, he has also been productive for the Eagles, scoring 16 goals and providing 27 assists. His best season came during the 2018/19 campaign as netted nine goals and notched six assists from right midfield.

However, despite his contributions, Townsend has actually seen his transfer valuation take a dramatic fall in his time as a Crystal Palace player.

Arriving for £13m from Newcastle in 2016, it initially looked like Steve Parish had overpaid with the winger only rated at £9.9m at the time of the move.

Nevertheless, thanks to his performances at Selhurst Park, it looked like the Eagles had forked out just the right amount with Townsend’s rating rising to a career-high £13.5m and remaining that way all the way until April 2020, exactly a year ago.

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It has somewhat taken a tumble though, leaving Townsend rated at just £7.2m – that rating almost falling by half of what it was.

Considering that he is just 29 years of age, the former England man should arguably be at his peak.

For context, Townsend is now rated the same as he was in July 2015, when he was still with Tottenham Hotspur, indicating just how much his valuation has fluctuated since departing North London for Newcastle.

For a player who has been a relative constant at Selhurst Park, that dramatic tumble will certainly concern Parish as he aims to keep Townsend at the club with the offer of a new contract.

AND in more news, read the reasons why Crystal Palace must avoid appointing this former Premier League hero as their new manager…

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