Exciting times. Crystal Palace have confirmed that Andros Townsend has joined the club from Newcastle in a £13million deal.
At the very same time, Newcastle have confirmed that Dwight Gayle has joined them from Crystal Palace in a deal worth around £10million.
Townsend, who only signed for Newcastle at the end of January, has signed a five-year contract at Palace, while Gayle has signed a five-year deal at St James’ Park.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 1, 2016
CONFIRMED: Newcastle United sign striker @dwightgayle
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) July 1, 2016
Hell’s bells. What a whirlwind. Anyway, it’s tough to argue that this is the right move for both players; Townsend obviously desperate to keep playing in the Premier League and Gayle desperate to establish himself as a leading man albeit at a slightly lower level.
It all makes sense, and that’s about all we can really say.