Everton are closing in on the signing of former Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend on a free switch.
The 30-year-old has been and not using a group since his deal at Selhurst Park expired in late June.
Everton are additionally fascinated with Bayer Leverkusen winger Demarai Grey however a deal isn’t shut but.
Townsend and new Everton boss Rafa Benitez labored collectively at Newcastle between March and June 2016 however couldn’t keep away from the Magpies’ relegation to the Championship.
In June, Townsend instructed Sky Sports activities Information Everton had been making the appropriate transfer by securing Benitez as their new boss.
“I performed underneath Rafa at Newcastle, so I understand how good of a supervisor he’s,” he mentioned.
“He is good on the coaching pitch. He’s all the time attempting to work laborious and he is man as nicely. Good man-manager.
“So, taking out the rivalry, taking out the Liverpool-Everton. For on-pitch causes, I believe it is a actually good appointment.”
The winger spent the second half of the 2015/16 season at St James’ Park and scored 4 objectives in 13 appearances earlier than Palace triggered his £13m launch clause in July.
He has spent the previous 5 years in south London, scoring 16 objectives in 185 appearances.
Previous to that, Townsend got here by the youth ranks at Tottenham and went on numerous loans earlier than becoming a member of the primary group between 2013 and 2016.