Everton signal Townsend on two-year deal


LONDON:

Everton have signed former England winger Andros Townsend on a two-year deal, the Premier League membership introduced Tuesday.

Townsend, 30, was a free agent after his contract with Crystal Palace expired on the finish of final season.

The move to Merseyside will see Townsend linking up once more with new Toffees supervisor Rafael Benitez, having performed underneath the Spaniard at Newcastle.

“I believe everybody is aware of what Everton is,” stated Townsend in a membership assertion.

“It’s a massive football club, it’s very ambitious, a club which has been trying to get back to where it belongs into Europe and beyond. I’ll be doing all I can to help the club do that.”

Benitez’s appointment riled many Everton followers given he was as soon as the supervisor of native rivals Liverpool.

Townsend, nevertheless, stated: “Rafa could be very skilled. He does loads of work on the tactical aspect on the coaching pitch, he leaves no stone unturned.

“But extra importantly, he is a fantastic man, a fantastic man-manager, and he is all the time speaking to you. I’m positive he can be very profitable right here.

Townsend, capped 13 occasions by England, made his identify at Tottenham.

He moved to Newcastle in 2016 however left for Palace after the Magpies’ relegation from the Premier League later that 12 months.

Townsend tweeted: “After 5 superb years and numerous recollections, it is time to say my goodbyes to everybody at Crystal Palace.

“I’d wish to say explicit thank yous to the chairman for bringing me to Selhurst and giving me the chance to put on the pink and blue, to Sam (Allardyce) and Roy (Hodgson) for his or her perception in me, and to my team-mates for the particular moments we loved collectively on the pitch.

“To the Palace fans. The beating heart of the club. To each and every one of you… Thank you. Thank you for all of your support, it’s that support which makes the club and Selhurst Park so special.”

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