Andros Townsend has but to open discussions with Crystal Palace over a brand new contract having been instructed by the membership they don’t seem to be ready to debate gamers’ futures till the tip of the season.
The 29-year-old’s present deal expires in the summertime together with quite a few different Eagles stars, together with Christian Benteke, Patrick van Aanholt, Gary Cahill, James McArthur, James McCarthy, Joel Ward and Mamadou Sakho.
Townsend admits that considerations about his future prompted a drop off in type earlier within the season, although he has now come to phrases with the truth that the COVID-19 pandemic has created monetary uncertainty and Premier League golf equipment must be extra prudent.
“We’ve been instructed as gamers there might be at selections on the finish of the season,” Townsend, who has spent 5 years with Palace, revealed on the Sports activities Breakfast.
“We’re contracted till July 1 so till then we now have to offer all the pieces for the trigger.
“It’s troublesome after all however we’re residing in a COVID period the place golf equipment have misplaced some huge cash via lack of followers during the last 12 months – sadly that’s the world we reside in.”
He added: “If we return to February I used to be out of the crew and wasn’t enjoying properly. I used to be considering I’ve six months left right here.
“I actually struggled as a result of I believed I wanted to play rather well and earn a brand new contract. It’s solely since then that I’ve realised what might be, might be and issues will work out
“For the time being nobody is talking to no person so we’re all in the identical boat. You don’t discuss different golf equipment you simply let your agent cope with it. I’ve let my agent cope with it.
“As quickly because the season ends we’ll undergo the choices however for the time being simply let me do my factor.”
Townsend has scored 16 objectives and contributed 27 assists in 178 matches in all competitions since becoming a member of Palace from Newcastle in 2016, serving to solidify the membership’s place as a longtime Premier League facet.
The Eagles are at present 12th within the top-flight and play Everton at Goodison Park of their subsequent sport.