Andros Townsend has been offered the chance to join Konyaspor.
According to news outlet Ajansspor, the winger has received an offer from the Turkish club and will make a decision this weekend about whether he wants to join.
Andros Townsend has been a well-known figure in English football since making his breakthrough for Tottenham Hotspur, racking up over 250 appearances in the Premier League.
After spells with Newcastle United and Crystal Palace, Townsend joined Everton on a free transfer in July 2021.
The former England international netted five goals and provided three assists in 23 matches for the Toffees, including a memorable stunner against Burnley that went onto win Premier League Goal of the Month.
However, Townsend’s career at Goodison Park came to an abrupt ending when he suffered a cruciate ligament injury in March 2022.
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The 32-year-old spent over a year on the sidelines before making his comeback in May this year, featuring for Everton’s U-21 side.
Despite returning to action, Townsend was released by Everton this summer and has been on the hunt for his next club since. The forward has been training with Fatih Karagümrük to keep up his fitness levels and could now be tempted to take the short trip to Konyaspor for a new adventure.
Andros Townsend opens up on his retirement
Townsend opened up on the possibility of retiring earlier this year and said: “When you hit 28 or 29 years old, it is probably something that is on your mind almost every day. Before that when you are young, you think your career will last forever.
“You don’t worry about your coaching badges and that side of it. But then in your late 20s when you have kids, honestly it is all you think about. So it is something I have been planning for the last two or three years.
“I have dabbled in the football media as well to get experience there. Consequently, when the day comes when I do retire, it won’t be a culture shock. It won’t be a case of: ‘what am I going to do for the rest of my life now?’
“Hopefully I will be at the stage where I have experience in the media, I’ve got experience in coaching and I’ve got my coaching badges, so it will be a case of which path do I want to take?”
Townsend would join a number of former Premier League players in making the switch to the Turkish Super Lig if he is to accept Konyaspor’s offer. The likes of Wilfried Zaha, Fred and Nicolas Pepe have completed moves to Turkey, while former Everton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has also joined Konyaspor this summer.