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.
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.”
Steve Bruce will be looking to improve his starting lineup instead of the squad this summer with options on the bench generally good enough but it was a lack of quality that hurt the Magpies.
Whenever Allan Saint-Maximin isn’t on top of his game or is being marked out of a match by two or three defenders, Newcastle struggle for a spark and to get the ball Callum Wilson’s way.