Andros Townsend takes medical care at Everton before leaving Crystal Palace

Andros Townsend has a medical check-up at Everton after leaving Crystal Palace as a free agent, and new boss Rafa Benitez is looking to expand his options this summer.

  • Andros Townsend is ready to become an Everton player for the new season
  • The 30-year-old winger leaves Crystal Palace after his contract expires
  • New Toffees boss Rafa Benitez has previously worked with Townsend at Newcastle
  • Benitez has already signed goalkeeper Asmir Begovic for a one-year contract

Andros Townsend undergoes a medical check before signing with Everton.

The 30-year-old is a free agent after his contract with Crystal Palace was allowed to expire.

He previously worked with Everton manager Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United and praised the Spaniard’s coaching methods.

Andros Townsend becomes Everton’s second signing in the Rafa Benitez era

Townsend will be joined at Goodison by former Leicester winger Demarai Gray. Everton are in talks with current club Bayer Leverkusen with a buyout clause of around £1.7million.

Crystal Palace has also expressed interest in 25-year-old Gray.

Everton are also among the clubs that have asked questions about Burnley’s Dwight McNeil as they want to improve service to their strikers. They also need coverage with Richardson competing in the Olympics with Brazil.

Townsend and Benitez have previously worked together during his time at Newcastle

Townsend and Benitez have previously worked together during his time at Newcastle

Goalkeeper Asmir Begovic underwent his medical this weekend and signed a one-year contract with an option for an extra year at Everton after Bournemouth allowed him to leave because they had to cut their wage bill.

The south coast club is showing interest in free agent Scott Dann, another player who sees his contract expire at Crystal Palace.