The Telegraph are reporting that Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle is still in demand by Championship clubs despite Steve Bruce’s assertion that he wants him to play a part at Newcastle this season.
Jason Burt asserts that Slaven Bilic and West Brom are pushing to get Dwight Gayle back on loan this upcoming season after he starred for them last term. Bilic just joined the Championship club this summer but sees Dwight Gayle as vital to their promotion chances.
West Brom signed striker Kenneth Zohore from Cardiff this summer for £8m but have lost both Gayle and Jay Rodriguez from last season’s strike force. Rodriguez joined Burnley in a £5m move this summer.
Leeds and Stoke City are also reportedly very keen on acquiring Gayle this summer who scored 24 goals at the Hawthorns last season.
Dwight Gayle– give me a call Slaven
The Telegraph has also added that Dwight Gayle is not pleased that he lost the number 9 shirt to new £36m signing Joelinton. They also write that Gayle is very keen to return to West Brom next season.
On Saturday after Newcastle’s win over St-Etienne, Steve Bruce had said he was happy with the strikers at the club. That included Dwight Gayle who is still struggling for fitness and has not played a part in any pre-season action.
Bruce seems keen to keep Gayle as he has tried to sign him in the past.
Says he's not fit. "We hoped he'd be ready after China but he's gone backwards. I've tried to buy him before."
— Mark Douglas (@MsiDouglas) August 3, 2019
It will be interesting to see what comes of this news. Gayle can still do a job at Newcastle we feel.
However, if we could get a decent fee for him that in turn could be used to get a better striker, then we would be all for it.
The Telegraph is reporting that West Brom are pushing for a loan deal at the moment. Though they did get £16.5m for Salomon Rondon in his deal to Dalian Yifang and currently have a net gain of around £12m in fees this window.