In a recent report, fanatic Everton winger Andros Townsend is said to be attracting interest from Turkey and Trabzonspor are considering a move for him this month. It is understood the British talent wants to part ways with the Toffees amid interest from Turkish clubs.
The ups and downs of Townsend in Merseyside
Townsend has had a difficult season at Goodison Park of late as he struggles to maintain Everton’s stability in attack. The 31-year-old made 27 appearances for the Toffees last game, scoring seven goals and providing four assists.
The England playmaker is commendable for his average of 1.5 tackles, 0.7 steals, 1.0 shots, 1.5 key passes and 1.2 dribbles in the Premier League. in the English top flight (data from score).
Townsend’s contract with the Merseyside club will last until the end of the season. It therefore makes sense that Lampard would cut him as soon as possible so he could reinvest the money from the sale into strengthening other areas of the squad.
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Townsend still has decent speed under his belt and can make a few decent runs with the ball down the flanks. His movement is usually direct and can create tantalizing opportunities for his teammates in the final third. The English genius can even hit the ball powerfully from long distances. He is primarily a right winger, but he can even play as an attacking midfielder or left winger as a No.10 if his manager tells him to.
At 31, however, Townsend was entering the twilight of his career. With Anthony Gordon’s recent appearance at Goodison Park, his current demands at the Merseyside club are excessive. If Townsend stays, he is unlikely to get regular playing time this season.
It therefore makes sense that Everton boss Frank Lampard would release him from Trabzonspor this month by allowing him to leave Trabzonspor. Townsend could certainly benefit from a move to the club to seek more playing time over the next few seasons. Overall, the Toffees should also consider moving him and removing his name from their wage bill.