English Premier League top side Everton have completed the signing of 30-year-old England international Townsend from Crystal Palace on a free transfer. The player’s contract expired at Crystal Palace at the end of last month after spending five years with the club.
Townsend Reunites with Rafael Benitez
Townsend will now be reunited with his former manager, who is the new Everton manager Rafael Benitez. He played under Benitez when he was at Newcastle United. Speaking about his signing, he said: “Everton is a massive club.” “I want to prove I’m good enough to be an important player here.”
Townsend has a total of 13 caps for his country as he started his career in Tottenham Hotspur’s academy, spending seven years at White Hart Lane before moving to Newcastle in January 2016. He spent just half a season in the northeast of England before joining Palace after Newcastle were relegated to the Championship.
The player also said: “My strengths are that I can cross a ball with my left or right foot, get balls into the box.” “I like to score a goal or two, and I work hard off the ball – which is something I got better at with Rafa.” “My job now is to prove I’m good enough to be an important part of this football club, and that’s what I’m working hard in training and in games – and whenever I get the opportunity in pre-season – to do. That’s what drives me,” he added.