Dwight Gayle wasn’t sure whether he would be playing at Newcastle or on loan at West Brom until the final week of the transfer window in early August.
Initially, he didn’t want to go on loan but decided to do so at the last minute which meant we got Salomon Rondon on loan in exchange.
Dwight is renowned for being able to score goals in the Championship, and he has not disappointed this season and has 9 in 14 Championship games so far this season for West Brom.
In Newcastle’s promotion season he scored 23 goals in 32 league appearances for Newcastle and missed a lot of games in the second half of the season.
So that’s 32 goals in 46 Championship games combined for the Magpies and the Baggies.
Not too bad at all.
Dwight Gayle – 9 goals in 14 Championship games
Dwight has been interviewed in the Birmingham Mail and has talked about being a footballer and moving around so much:
“I suppose it’s not something the fans see as much (the disruption to your family when forced to move).”
“It’s something that’s part of the game, but at the same time is always difficult to do.”
“When you’re moving your whole family you’ve got kids who’ve got to change nurseries or schools for the older ones.”
“A couple of the boys, their older kids have gone to schools and settled in within a week moving here.”
“The club helps out perfectly with that. My little girl is in nursery now and she’s enjoying it.”
“I like to know where I’m going to be for the next few years and settle in a bit more.”
“I’ve moved in, but know it’s not my home and might have to move again in six months.”
“You haven’t decorated it or unpacked everything.”
“It’s a weird one, but at the same time it’s part of football.”
It’s certainly difficult moving around when you have kids (from personal experience), and football seems to be a career when you never know where you may end up next.
Dwight will not know if he will be moving back to Newcastle next summer, moving to West Brom or moving to some other club.
He’s just concentrating on playing at the moment and banging in those goals which could see West Brom promoted at their very first attempt.
Dwight could be part of an exchange deal with Salomon Rondon this summer or Rafa may want him back on Tyneside.
It’s anybody’s guess what may happen.
Where do you think Dwight will end up next season?