Football Insider are reporting that Newcastle are determined to keep striker Dwight Gayle this summer despite the interest from a number of Championship clubs.
The report, written by Pete O’Rourke, makes the claim that Newcastle have resisted approaches from West Brom and Stoke City for the twenty-eight-year-old. Newcastle reportedly have been contacted by both clubs in regards to Gayle’s availability. However, Steve Bruce is not willing to let Gayle leave. This report reflects what Bruce said after the St-Etienne win on Saturday about wanting to keep the striker for this season.
Yesterday, it was reported that Dwight Gayle was keen to rejoin West Brom on loan after losing the number 9 shirt to record signing Joelinton. New West Brom manager Slaven Bilic was also reportedly interested in bringing back the player who scored 24 goals for the Baggies last season.
O’Rourke reports that Stoke City have also made enquiries for Dwight Gayle but have been rebuffed by Steve Bruce. Gayle is also one of the only out and out strikers at the club so Steve Bruce is very reluctant to let him go.
We expect there to be more reports of approaches for Gayle over the next couple of days. He is worth a fortune to Championship clubs as he is almost a guarantee of 20 goals a season as long as he stays fit. We would expect that a club would have to come in with a fee of close to £15m to get him in.