Crystal Palace completed the £13m signing of Andros Townsend from Newcastle United Friday last, with the England winger departing St. James’ Park having just arrived in January of 2016. The move did not come as a surprise to most Newcastle supporters as Townsend had raised his profile with a string of fine performances in an ultimately fatal season on Tyneside. Many fans were left a tad disappointed as the 24 year-old penned a five-year deal at the Selhurst Park outfit given his relationship with manager Rafa Benitez, but as is football. Townsend departs on good terms having tried his best to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League, and with upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifiers on the horizon and a new England manager to be decided upon – Andros feels his interests are best served performing the Premier League each week, and it’s hard to argue with that!
In this day and age, there are tireless numbers of articles floating around focusing on various players’ statistics for a given season and all else, but this post is simply a quick insight into Townsend, and what he might offer Crystal Palace in the upcoming Premier League campaign – like I did when Mathieu Debuchy joined Arsenal.
Quick & Direct – Powerful Down The Right
When Andros Townsend arrived at Newcastle from Spurs in January, NUFC manager at the time Steve McClaren opted to start the 24 year-old on the left-wing. It was clear after just a couple of performances that AT was far more suited to starting on the right hand side. Motoring down the left flank worked OK, but he rarely found an opportunity to shoot, instead cutting in and laying off to a centrally position teammate. … Continue Reading …