Dwight Gayle has not had a good season regarding scoring goals – he has scored only 5 goals in 34 appearances.
But since January when the new players arrived on loan Dwight has been confident and has managed to nail down a first team starting place even when Islam Slimani is fit.
It’s true that Dwight has never been able to score many goals in the Premier League, but he’s also been really unlucky this year.
For instance, that fantastic save by West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster on Saturday when it looked like he had scored.
Dwight Gayle – in action at Bournemouth
What has impressed us the most about Dwight is the way he plays up front.
He is much better now at holding the ball, and he assisted in four crucial goals for Newcastle.
So when he’s playing, he can make Newcastle look like a smooth flowing side.
Rafa will definitely bring in one or two new strikers this summer, but the surprise could be he could keep Dwight at Newcastle.
The news is that if Fulham get promoted their top Serbian manager, Slavisa Jokanovic wants to sign both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle.
Gayle could fetch up to £15M and Mitro over £20M so Rafa will have to weigh up whether he should cash in on Dwight now or give him another season in the Premier League.
Dwight has recently said he is happy at Newcastle – but isn’t everybody these days?
It will be an interesting decision Rafa will make this summer about the former Crystal Palace striker, and it could depend on what he is offered for the striker.
Dwight was phenomenal for us last season in the Championship with 23 league goals in just 34 appearances.
We’ll never forget that.