There is a report in the Daily Star that Fulham will move for Dwight Gayle as Aleksandar Mitrovic’s replacement when the Serbian leaves Craven Cottage.
News broke yesterday that Aleksandar Mitrovic may command a fee as high as £30M. That earlier report, again from the Daily Star, reveals that Real Betis has joined West Ham, Crystal Palace, Bayer Leverkusen, and Fenerbahce in the race to sign our former striker.
It will be interesting to see where Mitrovic, who remains popular with Newcastle fans, ends up next year as a return to the continent looks to be a real possibility.
If Fulham are able to sell Mitrovic for a profit after just one year, that could be great news for Newcastle who should be looking to get at least £15M for Gayle. If Fulham have the cash and are interested, then hopefully a deal can be made.
Dwight is worth a fortune for Championship clubs as his goalscoring record in that division is superb. He is, barring long-term injury, likely a guarantee of 20 goals.
Dwight Gayle– on his way back to London?
The glaring issue with Gayle going back to a Championship club will be his wages. As with prior links to West Brom and Leeds United, will Fulham eventually be put off due to Gayle’s wage demands?
One can understand why Gayle would be hesitant to take a significant cut in his salary. He will be twenty-nine in October and his next contract could well be his last big one.