For weeks it seemed that Andros Townsend was a top target for Newcastle United, but the Crystal Palace winger’s latest comments suggest that there will not be a reunion any time soon.
Townsend insisted that there is “nothing” in the rumours linking him with a return to Newcastle.
The winger caused controversy when he left the Magpies after just half a season following his switch from Tottenham Hotspur in January 2016.
After the club were relegated to the Championship, Townsend made a swift exit and headed to Selhurst Park.
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In July, Sky Sports reported that Newcastle were open to selling Matt Ritchie in order to fund a move for Townsend.
Judging from the player’s comments, though, he has no interest in returning to St James’ Park, and some Newcastle fans have not taken it well.
Good,my own opinion but I wouldn’t have the turncoat back,I know us fans are split over Townsend but for me he jumped first chance he got after languishing in Spurs reserves.
— Stuart Harvey (@Potoglue) August 5, 2018
— 🥓Jason (╮°-°)╮🥓 (@GTperformer1984) August 5, 2018
He ‘doesn’t listen to gossip surrounding his future during transfer windows’. Apart from the summer he bottled it and jumped ship.
— David Cramman (@DavidCramman) August 5, 2018
Glad we are not signing this mercinary of a man.. and he only left the toon to concentrate on his England career … Another Owen in my opinion
— ME (@KennyMetro12) August 6, 2018
Oh dun come back to us. I dun want a jump-shipped player back😄
— Sze (@NUFCSze) August 5, 2018
there’s a lot of players who are way better than him
— futori muto 💙 (@fitznaw) August 5, 2018
Screw him if he doesn’t want to leave the south.
— James DeMarco (@jazadal) August 5, 2018