However close they held him to their heart, the first time around, the prospect of Andros Townsend possibly returning to Newcastle this month will surely please most fans of the club.
Because this is a player to quicken the pulses and to quicken the tempo of Newcastle’s attacking line.
Sky Sports continues with the story today by stating that the player is now odds on to return to Newcastle isn this window having only been at Crystal Palace since the summer.
RETURNING TO NEWCASTLE?
Andros Townsend is odds-on at 10/11 with Sky Bet to return to Newcastle before the end of the January transfer window.
Still only 25, the England international has played 13 times for his country since a sensational debut in 2013, and scored 3 goals.
But, just like his international form, his trajectory at club level has tailed off over the last few seasons. Once route door greatness, he seems less sure of himself as a player these days and he doesn’t beat his man with the ease of old.
He’s played 23 times for Crystal Palace and scored one goal. Lats season at Newcastle he scored four in 13 and made a positive impression.
TFF thinks that he would be an excellent addition for Newcastle – precisely what manager Rafa Benitez needs to freshen things up in the second half of the campaign.
Newcastle have regained the initiative in the Championship race in recent weeks and recently eclipsed Brighton at the top of the table. The Toon now sit one point above the Seagulls with a game more played.
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