“It was a pretty easy decision to choose Crystal Palace because of the direction they’re heading”
“It was a pretty easy decision to choose Crystal Palace because of the direction they’re heading. They play a system that suits wingers and you only need to look at Wilfried Zaha, Yannick Bolasie and Jason Puncheon to see how they’ve excelled and how influential they are for Palace.
“I want to be a part of that and help this club reach its potential.”
Townsend, 24, was given the cold shoulder at Spurs before an eye-catching three-month spell on Tyneside saw him revive his stuttering career.
Townsend – who has been followed to Selhurst Park by Marseille goalkeeper Steve Mandanda – added: “Having played Premier League football again, and enjoying the best run of games I’ve had in the division for a number of years, I can’t wait to get going again in a Palace shirt.