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Exclusive: Howey claims Townsend could be a good fit for Newcastle

Andros Townsend endeared himself to the Newcastle United fans in 2016 when he joined from Tottenham Hotspur and former Magpies defender Steve Howey believes that the winger could fit in well back on Tyneside.

The 29-year old, who reportedly earned £80,000-a-week at Selhurst Park, has recently become a free agent after being released by Crystal Palace and he has already admitted that clubs have put offers on the table for him ahead of next season.

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The winger was adored by Rafa Benitez who wanted to keep him at the club in the Championship, something that never crossed Townsend’s mind, and the Spaniard even attempted to bring him back in 2017.

Newcastle are likely going to have to delve into both the loan and free-agent market this summer to make ends meet and Howey believes that bringing Townsend back could be a good fit for both club and player, as he explained exclusively to Football FanCast:

I think he’s obviously quite settled in this country because I know he does a bit of work for one of the radio stations, so does he want to uproot his family?

He has been up here before and of course he knows the area, knows the people and he knows what he’s going to get. So, it could be a good fit for him.”

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