England star can quit crisis club Newcastle for just £8m this summer should they go down

Andros Townsend can leave crisis club Newcastle United for just £8m in the summer should they succumb to relegation, report the Daily Mirror.

The 24-year old winger only arrived on Tyneside back in January in a £12m switch from Tottenham Hotspur, but the continued plight of the North East giants could induce a relegation fire sale.

Though he penned a long-term contract upon his arrival, the report claims a clause was written into it that allowed him to leave for a relatively small £8m fee if the club are relegated.

With manager Rafa Benitez so far unable to stop the slide, that is looking like a very real possibility for the Toon Army.

Six points off safety with just six games to go, there will no doubt be interest in the England international.

West Brom, Crystal Palace and Watford were all linked with making a move for him shortly before he joined the Magpies.

While there is said to be no suggestion he will look to force a move, a player capped 10 times at international level for a relatively small fee will prove to be an attractive proposition in the summer market.