Premier League: Everton sign former England star Andros Townsend
Posted On July 20, 2021
Everton have signed a two-year contract with Andros Townsend after the winger’s contract with Premier League club Crystal Palace ended, the Merseyside formation announced on Tuesday.
A veteran of nearly 250 Premier League appearances with Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers and Newcastle United, former England international Townsend spent five seasons with Palace and is Everton’s first signing under Rafa Benitez.
“Everton are a huge football club and have big ambitions next season. Like the old cliché goes, it was obvious,” Townsend, 30, told the Everton website.
“Rafa is very experienced. He does a lot of tactical work on the training ground, he spares no effort … He’s a great manager and he always talks to you. I’m sure he will be very successful here. “
Everton, who finished 10th last season, will start the new home league campaign against Southampton on August 14.