REPORT: Leicester Make A Massive Bid For Palace’s Andros Townsend

0 Posted by - August 27, 2017 - News

Before we get started, I should say that the article below comes from The Mirror so it’s advisable to take its contents with a bucket-load of salt but it sounds as though Andros Townsend may well be on his way out of SE25 before the transfer window closes.

This link gives details of an insanely large bid for Townsend from Leicester City. Would you take it right now?

In knee-jerk terms, it may seem utterly bonkers to even consider selling one of our only two regular starting wingers to a Premier League rival but with time running out for Palace in the current transfer window, it may take Andros’ departure to clear the figurative log-jam regarding possible incoming transfers at Selhurst Park.

We all know that the club are keen to bring Mamadou Sakho back permanently but thanks to the constraints placed upon us by Financial Fair Play, it’s looked like an impossible task. Steve Parish and his fellow directors have always been aware that we need more than just the Frenchman before the deadline but with Leicester’s apparent bid for Townsend, we’d be writing off the lion’s share of Sakho’s fee with a swipe of a pen.

Perhaps, and this is just a theory on my part, we’ve had the money set aside to sign Sakho all along without having any extra for a goalkeeper, back-up striker or winger, meaning that the potential departure of former Newcastle man Townsend could hold the key to bulking out our squad dramatically in the days before the transfer window closes.

All of this does obviously rest upon the assumption that The Mirror are telling the truth in relation to the size of the bid being put on the table by the Foxes which, given their track record, is a giant leap of faith but with time in short supply, I’m willing to hang onto any grain of hope.

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3 Comments

  • Nye Roberts August 27, 2017 - 9:46 am Reply

    Again, probably twaddle but I spoke to my local pubs landlord who has friends with connections to the club who said that Andros has sold his house. Lots of salt required and probably nonsense but it was mentioned before any media chatter…

  • Richard C August 27, 2017 - 11:43 am Reply

    Hmm, the only player who tried against Swansea and there is talk of us selling. Not too sure about getting rid of him despite his lack of goals.

    • admin August 28, 2017 - 10:08 am Reply

      If it was actually £27 million, I’d be tempted Richard.

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