Andros Townsend reunites with Rafa Benitez at Everton as former England winger symptoms on a free transfer on a two-yr offer next the expiration of his Crystal Palace contract
- Andros Townsend’s contract at Crystal Palace expired at the conclude of past season
- The winger will connection up when yet again with Rafa Benitez at Goodison Park
- Townsend earlier performed less than the experienced Spaniard at Newcastle
- Townsend spoke of his delight following sealing his free transfer to Everton
Everton have signed former England winger Andros Townsend on a two-yr contract.
The thirty-yr-old was out there on a free transfer following his offer at Crystal Palace expired at the conclude of past season.
The move will see Townsend connection up when yet again with Rafa Benitez, the new Everton manager, following earlier participating in less than the Spaniard at Newcastle.
Andros Townsend has finished his free transfer to Everton following leaving Crystal Palace
The thirty-yr-old winger has set pen to paper on a two-yr contract at Goodison Park
Townsend explained to Everton Tv set: ‘I assume every person is aware what Everton is. It really is a large soccer club, it really is quite ambitious, a club which has been seeking to get back again to where it belongs into Europe and further than.
‘I’ll be executing all I can to help the club do that. As the old cliche goes, it was a no-brainer.
‘Rafa is quite experienced. He does a ton of perform on the tactical aspect on the schooling pitch, he leaves no stone unturned.
‘But, additional importantly, he is a great male, a great male-manager, and he is constantly chatting to you. I am guaranteed he will be quite prosperous here.’
Townsend, who has thirteen England caps, manufactured his name at Tottenham, where he arrived via the youth ranks.
Townsend admits he are unable to wait around to get likely at Everton, labelling the club as ‘massive’
He moved to Newcastle in 2016 but remaining for Palace following their relegation from the Leading League afterwards that yr. He used 5 seasons at Selhurst Park.
Townsend tweeted: ‘After five wonderful years and countless reminiscences, it really is time to say my goodbyes to every person at Crystal Palace.
‘I’d like to say individual thank yous to the chairman for bringing me to Selhurst and giving me the prospect to dress in the crimson and blue, to Sam (Allardyce) and Roy (Hodgson) for their perception in me, and to my workforce-mates for the unique moments we loved collectively on the pitch.
‘To the Palace followers. The beating heart of the club. To each and every and each and every a single of you… Thank you. Thank you for all of your aid, it really is that aid which makes the club and Selhurst Park so unique.
‘It’s a disgrace we failed to get to say goodbye thoroughly, but we are going to be viewing each and every other quickly enough and I am now hunting forward to returning to Selhurst when we fulfill yet again. Until eventually up coming time, you will find a star-male participating in on the correct.’
Townsend and Rafa Benitez have labored collectively ahead of all through their time at Newcastle
Townsend sealed his move to Everton following going through his health care on Monday.
Townsend is established to be joined at Goodison by former Leicester winger Demarai Gray. Everton are chatting to his present-day club Bayer Leverkusen with a buyout clause established at about £1.7m.
Crystal Palace have also expressed an curiosity in twenty five-yr old Gray.
Everton are also among the clubs to have questioned about Burnley’s Dwight McNeil as they look to make improvements to the service into their strikers. They also need to have go over with Richarlison having section in the Olympics with Brazil.
Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic had his health care at the weekend and agreed a a single yr contract with Everton with an solution of an further yr following Bournemouth permitted him to go away as they trim their wage bill.
Townsend penned an psychological farewell information to Palace next 5 years with the club