Newcastle have once again been linked with a move for Andros Townsend, but fans are adamant they don’t want the winger back on Tyneside.
Newcastle fans weren’t impressed by the recent links to Townsend, and they’re sticking to their principles after reports suggested he could be “offered” to the Magpies.
According to the Chronicle, Newcastle had already enquired about the winger this summer, and now Crystal Palace are open to selling the 26 year-old.
The Eagles originally quoted a £20m price tag for the winger, but as their move for Michail Antonio heats up they are looking to offload Townsend.
The report claims Townsend has maintained a positive relationship with Rafael Benitez, and he certainly produced some moments of magic during his first stint at St. James’.
After just six months in the northeast though, the Englishman jumped ship to Crystal Palace to keep his hopes of an international berth alive.
Townsend has scored just five times in 72 league appearances for the Eagles, but Benitez is on the hunt for a new winger, so if the Magpies are priced out of a move for Kenedy it would make sense to make a bid for Townsend.
Fans clearly haven’t forgiven him for leaving before their season in the Championship though, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Not at quoted prices. Much prefer Kennedy. He's a far more effective winger IMO. Never rated Townsend as much as some. I'd rather #nufc signed Kenny D, and played Richie/Atsu etc down other wing.
— Paul Harrison (@moonhoover) June 21, 2018
So they want to offload him to us for almost double what they paid us for him? No thanks
— Sean (@sehol) June 21, 2018
Nope, he had his chance to stay and be loyal to the club but he chose to bugger off, so he can do one! ✌?
— Simon Black (@simonblack73) June 21, 2018
No he was quick to leave and not done much since
— andrew kyle (@andrewkyle84) June 21, 2018
No, he didn’t want to stay when we went down , let him rot at palace
— Steve Thompson (@thompamoo) June 21, 2018
No. We’ve done so well last year because of squad cohesion. No room for mercenaries
— Charlie Russell (@MastrContender) June 21, 2018