Everton are reportedly about to sign a 'legend' with the 'X factor', fans should be excited - TBR View
Everton are reportedly set to sign Andros Townsend on a free transfer.
Townsend is currently a free agent after his Crystal Palace contract ran down.
And now it looks as though the England international will link up once again with Rafael Benitez.
Townsend previously worked with the Spaniard at Newcastle and praised his coaching methods.
Everton fans should be excited about this potentially imminent signing as Townsend is a great player.
Andros Townsend – the story so far
Townsend came through the ranks at Tottenham Hotspur, becoming a senior player in 2009.
He took in multiple loans while on their books and made his first-team breakthrough in 2013.
Townsend made 93 appearances for Spurs, registering 11 goals and 15 assists in all competitions.
In January 2016, Townsend joined Newcastle, but left when they suffered relegation to the Championship.
He then joined Crystal Palace, where he has made 185 competitive appearances, registering 16 goals and 28 assists.
Andros Townsend’s style of play
In 2013, Harry Redknapp famously compared Townsend to Arjen Robben after he was called up to the England squad.
“If you look at Arjen Robben, Andros Townsend is the closest thing we have produced to him,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.
“I’m not saying he is Robben yet, he is not, but he is very similar.
“He plays on the right, dribbles well, runs at people, gets shots at goal.
“I think he could be fantastic on that big pitch at Wembley, a real threat.”
And in 2016, upon joining Newcastle, Steve McClaren said: “Bringing Andros to the Club is a great signing.
“He is a very good talent who is a current England international and should be one for years to come, too.
“Andros is a winger with an old-fashioned style.
” He can play on the right or the left, is two-footed, quick, very direct and loves taking on defenders and crossing the ball.
“He feels he has a lot to prove and I can’t wait to see him do that in a Newcastle shirt.”
Everton signing a “legend”?
Palace fans appreciate Townsend’s service to the club and, upon hearing he’s set to leave, praised him highly on Twitter.
Couldn’t disagree with you more! Andros will always be a legend at Palace— Simon Pizzey (He/Him) 🇪🇺🇬🇧🇮🇹🇫🇷 (@simon_pizzey) July 19, 2021
Best of luck @andros_townsend absolute legend mate— Phil Read 🦅 (@palacephilboy) July 19, 2021
Catching up on Twitter. Gutted to hear @andros_townsend won’t be with us going forward. Has been a delight to watch & is the type of player that epitomises what Palace is all about. Wish him all the best for the future & hope he doesn’t play against us. Palace legend ❤️💙🦅❤️💙— JB (@bookerjm82) July 19, 2021
Feel kind of gutted that @andros_townsend won’t be staying at #CPFC, to me he’s a proper Palace player, gives everything every minute, has a bit of X factor, loves the fans, loved the club. I think he had more to give with youngsters coming in but there we go! Best of luck mate!— Chris King (@chrislkingy) July 19, 2021
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