Newcastle United are reportedly interested in bringing Andros Townsend back to the club in this summer’s transfer window.
Townsend scored four times in 13 Premier League appearances for Newcastle in the second half of the 2015-16 season before moving on to Crystal Palace shortly after.
The 5ft 11in attacker featured in 36 of Palace’s 38 Premier League matches this term, but it is understood that the Eagles would be prepared to sell for the right price this summer.
And Newcastle are interested in doing business once again, as covered by The Shields Gazette.
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The club’s supporters have been reacting to the transfer speculation on social media, and it would be fair to say that they have differing opinions on whether it would be a good deal.
Indeed, there are plenty who would be happy to take the 26-year-old this summer, but there are also those who have doubted the deal.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Newcastle fans, who have also commented on links to a certain Netherlands international, can be seen below:
Shaqiri £13.5m Townsend £17m…. ? #NUFC
— Joshua Hammond (@Joshua_Hammond) July 13, 2018
wish they would hurry
— Bri??????? (@Bri2889) July 12, 2018
— sonofrafa (@elmarcosmasonos) July 12, 2018
Townsend next. Then Abraham. #NUFC
— Toon In Toon Out (@toonintoonout) July 12, 2018
I badly want Townsend back at #NUFC
— AllezLesBleus???? (@ABientotTiote) July 9, 2018
Judging on there form for Newcastle I’d take Townsends goals over Ritchie’s work rate I think anyway ?#NUFC ?
— Callum Worrall (@Callum_Worrall) July 13, 2018
Don’t really see anything in this.
— Joe Bulman (@joedbulman) July 12, 2018