We never thought that Dwight Gayle was much of a player or much of a striker, but there’s news that Newcastle may be interested in signing the Crystal Palace striker this month.
Maybe Alan Pardew is motivated to sell Dwight to Newcastle for a good price?
Dwight Gayle scoring after 30 seconds against Newcastle last season
So it’s not just this season we are asleep
Certainly since Pardew left Newcastle for Palace the fortunes of both clubs have gone in opposite directions – Palace have been on the up – and Newcastle have struggled with relegation.
Gayle almost left Palace in the summer and he’s scored goals wherever he’s played at – but it’s mainly been in the lower divisions.
He joined Palace from Peterborough in the summer of 2013 and since that time he’s played 65 times for Palace and scored 22 goals – but in the Premier League he has only 12 goals in 55 appearances
He has 10 goals in ten appearances in the FA Cup and League Cup combined.
Gayle cannot get much playing time at Crystal Palace – so if we are really interested in this player – which we doubt – it says how far Newcastle have come down in their ambitions.
Maybe that’s only to stay in the Premier League – certainly that has to be the goal this season, after making our worst start ever in the Premier League over the first 20 games.
Maybe we are only tagged as being interested in Dwight because everybody knows we need at least one good striker bought in this month – and if we don’t get one we will in likelihood be relegated.
That’s where we seem to stand at the moment but Dwight Gayle cannot possibly be the answer.
It’s not too encouraging at the moment for a club as massive as Newcastle United.
What do you think?