By Adefunmiloye Alani

24th Jun, 2021 | 4:10pm

Andros Townsend open to moving to Rangers or Celtic

Former England international Andros Townsend has suggested he’s open to a move to Rangers when asked about moving to the Premiership.

The winger is out of contract at Crystal Palace at the end of June and is on the lookout for a new club.

Townsend was asked on talkSPORT [23/06/21] if he would be open to moving to Scotland, and he replied: “I’m open to everything. If there’s an option that presents itself and it’s the best one for me and fulfils my needs.

“I wouldn’t turn it down just because it’s in another country.”

Not a bad option

Townsend has been playing professionally for 12 years and is as experienced as they come with 243 Premier League appeaeances and 13 caps for England.

While he was not asked about a specific club in Scotland on the show, Rangers and Celtic are the only two clubs the attacking midfielder could realistically join should he move up North.

Admittedly, he is not the player he used to be, but we could do with his huge experience at Ibrox.

Rangers are offering Champions League football, and Townsend would ideally prefer us ahead of Celtic because of that.

The Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate has over 400 games under his belt in England’s top-three divisions, and Rangers youngsters could learn a thing or two about the game from him.

Jermain Defoe has proven to be an inspired signing despite his age, and is now set to become a trainer at Ibrox next term.

Townsend could fancy his chances of following in the footsteps of his former Spurs teammate, and Light Blues boss Steven Gerrard could be open to reuniting with another of his ex-international teammates.

In other Rangers news, Daily Record has detailed why Alfredo Morelos’ agent was really in Portugal.