Former Tottenham and England winger Andros Townsend is reportedly training with Burnley ahead of their return to the Premier League.

Townsend is a free agent after his contract at Everton expired, having missed last season due to a knee injury.

The Clarets are now taking a look at the 31-year-old as they aim to build on last season’s promotion, according to a report by BBC Sport.

Townsend addressed his future during an interview with talkSPORT two weeks ago, admitting he didn’t know what his next move would be.

“There are clubs who are interested but they need to see me,” he said. “They haven’t seen me in 13-14 months so I may possibly have to go in and train somewhere for pre-season to prove myself.”

Townsend came through the ranks at Spurs and went on to make 93 appearances for the London club.

The winger then had a stint at Newcastle before making the move to Crystal Palace in the summer of 2016 for a club-record fee.

He went on to play 185 times during a five-year spell at Selhurst Park before heading to Everton on a free transfer.

Townsend scored seven goals in 27 appearances for the Toffees during the 2021/22 season, including a stunning strike during a 3-1 win against the Clarets at Goodison Park.

The 31-year-old has also represented England 13 times, having made his international debut back in 2013 in a World Cup qualifier against Montenegro.

Burnley have already brought in Dara O’Shea and Lawrence Vigouroux from West Brom and Leyton Orient respectively this summer.

The Clarets have also completed permanent deals for Jordan Beyer and Michael Obafemi following loan spells at Turf Moor last season.

Vincent Kompany’s side kick off the new Premier League season with a home fixture against treble winners Manchester City on Friday, August 11 (8pm).