By Amir Mir
Newcastle want winger Andros Townsend to make a quick decision on his future at St James’ Park, according to a report.
As reported by Football Insider, Palace manager Alan Pardew triggered the clause of the Newcastle winger and reached an agreement in principle with the player.
But the Mirror claim that Townsend has not yet given the green light to the deal and the north-east club want their player to make a quick decision on his future as soon as possible.
It is said that the former Tottenham player is loving life on Tyneside and working with boss Rafa Bentiez, but having already missed a good chunk of his Premier League career, the 24-year-old does not wish to miss more time.
Townsend made a switch from Tottenham to Newcastle in January for a fee of £12million and responded with some fine form including four goals, but could not prevent his side from dropping into the second tier of English football.
If a move does go through, then the deal will be a big blow to Bentiez who is already set to lose midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum after the Dutchman informed the club he wants to make a move away from St James’ Park.
Meanwhile, another key attacker Ayoze Perez announced he has no intentions of leaving St James’ Park.
In other Newcastle news, Benitez has decided against making a loan move permanent for a Newcastle flop.