Andros Townsend has made a major admission, regarding his thoughts on a potential transfer to Rangers.
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has admitted that he would be open to signing for Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side this summer following his exit from the Premier League. Townsend is out of contract at the end of the month and is set to leave Palace on a free transfer.
“I’m open to everything.
“If there’s an option that presents itself and it’s the best one for me and fulfils my needs, I wouldn’t turn it down just because it’s in another country.”
“With England, he was just a flying winger, wasn’t he?
“He has shown this season that he can do a lot more than be a flying winger. He can play as one of two wide forwards playing much more centrally.
“He has also shown defensive aspects to his play that perhaps were not quite so eminent. All I am concerned about is that he does what we would like him to do every day on the training ground and every matchday.”
Ross Wilson must swoop to snap Townsend up following this major admission by the former England international winger. Townsend is a proven Premier League performer and could be an excellent addition to Steven Gerrard’s squad next season, offering another impressive wide option to compete with the likes of Ryan Kent and Iannis Hagi in the Scottish Premiership.
With his contract expiring this month, it could also be an ideal opportunity for Rangers as they would avoid having to pay a transfer fee for his services and that could make it a bargain deal for Wilson.
Townsend is vastly experienced at the Premier League level. He has played 243 games in the English top-flight, producing a respectable 22 goals and 33 assists playing for Tottenham, QPR, Newcastle and Crystal Palace. This suggests that he has the quality to come in at Ibrox and make an instant impact next season, as he has been able to consistently perform in the Premier League and is still at a good age at 29.
The £80k-per-week dynamo provided five assists for Palace in the Premier League last season. Only three players bettered that for Rangers in the Scottish Premiership, with Kent managing seven and two players – James Tavernier and Hagi – locked on nine.
This shows that he could add further creativity to Gerrard’s squad and provide more service for a player like Alfredo Morelos to help the forward score more goals next season. This is why Wilson needs to pounce on the chance to sign Townsend after his admission.