Everton have completed the signing of former Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend on a free transfer.
Townsend joins Everton on a two-year deal after his contract with Palace expired. He reunites with manager Rafa Benitez, who he played under at Newcastle, and told the club’s website: "I think everyone knows what Everton is. It’s a massive football club, it’s very ambitious, a club which has been trying to get back to where it belongs into Europe and beyond."
"I’ll be doing all I can to help the Club do that. Everton is a massive football club and has big ambitions next season. As the old cliché goes, it was a no-brainer."
"Rafa is very experienced. He does a lot of work on the tactical side on the training pitch, he leaves no stone unturned. But more importantly, he’s a great man, a great man-manager, and he’s always talking to you. I’m sure he will be very successful here."