Townsend completes Palace switch

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of England winger Andros Townsend from Championship side Newcastle United for a fee believed to be around £13million.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man scored four times in 13 games for Newcastle during their relegation battle after moving the Magpies for £12million in January and has now gone back to London to join Alan Padew's side on a five-year contract.

"I'm extremely delighted and pleased to a part of Crystal Palace's future," he said upon signing for the Premier League outfit.

The Eagles chairman Steve Parish feels the deal for Townsend is a real coup for the club as he brings a wealth of experience at international and top-flight level.

"It's fantastic that we've managed to get a player of Andros' quality into the club. He has played in the Premier League for a number of years and represented England.

"I can't wait to see him in a red and blue shirt in the very near future."

Townsend has scored three goals in his 11 appearances for England since making his debut for the Three Lions in 2013.

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