Everton lastly will get their summer time switch enterprise off the bottom underneath new boss Rafa Benitez with Andros Townsend arriving at Goodison Park on a free switch.
✍️ | @andros_townsend has signed for the Blues on a free switch, penning a two-year contract. 🔵
— Everton (@Everton) July 20, 2021
Townsend spent the final 5 seasons at Crystal Palace, the place his deal was allowed to run down after the top of the 2020-21 Premier League marketing campaign, and can now reunite Benitez on the blue half of Merseyside.
“Rafa could be very skilled. He does a number of work on the tactical facet on the coaching pitch, he leaves no stone unturned. However extra importantly, he’s an awesome man, an awesome man-manager, and he’s at all times speaking to you. I’m certain he will likely be very profitable right here.”
The 16-times capped England worldwide labored underneath the Spaniard at Newcastle on mortgage within the second half of the 2015-2016 marketing campaign earlier than he left Tottenham for Crystal Palace the next summer time.
Townsend and the Toffees agreed on a two-year contract, with the 30-year-old making Everton the thirteenth membership he has featured for throughout a profession that dates again to 2009.
Everton has hardly been in a position to name upon consistency in large areas of late, a notion that makes the transfer a possible swan music for Townsend. Other than Richarlison – a participant who has typically been used as a center-forward – the Toffees lack constant high quality out large. Neither Alex Iwobi nor Bernard have executed sufficient to persuade underneath the earlier regime, and massive expectations are more likely to not be positioned on teen Anthony Gordon. There may be actual scope to recommend that Benitez, having labored with Townsend beforehand, might name upon the Leytonstone-native to log appreciable minutes within the upcoming 2021-22 Premier League marketing campaign.
The England winger had nothing however constructive issues to say within the wake of finishing his cope with the Goodison Park outfit as effectively;
“I feel everybody is aware of what Everton is. It’s an enormous soccer membership, it’s very bold, a membership which has been attempting to get again to the place it belongs into Europe and past.
“I’ll be doing all I can to assist the Membership do this. Everton is an enormous soccer membership and has massive ambitions subsequent season. Because the outdated cliché goes, it was a no brainer.”
Regardless of his age, the stature of the membership was clearly too massive to show down in what might be an enormous alternative for a participant who extra was anticipated from through the years.