Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has replaced Raheem Sterling in the England squad after the Manchester City forward withdrew due to an unspecified injury, the Football Association announced on Monday.
Townsend, 25, was last called up for England’s pre-Euro 2016 friendlies against Turkey and Australia. He has won 11 caps and scored three goals.
Sterling has been in impressive form for City under new manager Pep Guardiola, although he produced a subdued display in their 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
Crystal Palace have signed Andros Townsend from Newcastle United for £13 million on a five-year contract.
England international Townsend, 24, had only moved to St James’ Park from Tottenham Hotspur in January in a deal reported to be worth £12m but Palace exercised a clause in his contract following the Newcastle’s relegation to the Championship.
The deal follows striker Dwight Gayle’s £10m move in the opposite direction earlier on Friday.
Townsend told Palace’s official website: “I’m extremely delighted. I had chats with the […]