Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has responded after being asked whether or not he would consider joining Rangers or Celtic this summer.

Despite only being 29, Townsend is an experienced operator who has played at the top level for a long time.

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Andros Townsend has responded after being asked if he’d consider joining Rangers or Celtic. (Photo by Paul Ellis – Pool/Getty Images)

He has 243 Premier League appearances to his name as well as 13 senior England caps.

The former Spurs and Newcastle player will soon be looking for a new club, though, with his Palace deal set to expire on 1st July.

When appearing on talkSPORT earlier this week, he was asked about his plans for the future by Jim White, who queried whether or not he’d consider a move to Ibrox or Parkhead, should an offer arrive.

“I’m open to everything,” responded Townsend, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“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.”

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Steven Gerrard and Townsend together on England duty against Germany in 2013. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Townsend was put on the spot a little here by White and there have been no reports linking the Gers with interest in snapping him up on a free.

There’s no doubt he’s a good player, who still has the ability to play at a high level – as evidenced by his 34 Premier League appearances last season – and he could make a big impact at Ibrox.

However, he’s likely to have very substantial wage demands and as a result, he’s unlikely to be a realistic target for Steven Gerrard.

There’s every chance a new winger will arrive at Ibrox this summer, though, and we think a player swap could give the Gers the edge in a multi-club race for one with a great eye for goal.

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