Yesterday, there was some speculation that Dwight Gayle could be a target of some Championship clubs this January. However, we wondered if Gayle’s lingering calf problem could scupper any moves during the winter transfer window.
Gayle went down with the injury in July but is still making no progress in his recovery. It’s starting to become more of a concern as to what exactly the problem is with Gayle’s calf.
Gayle has been to a few specialists but still is not making any headway towards a recovery.
Steve Bruce seems to have no answers on Gayle’s injury either. The Chronicle have published some comments Bruce has made about the 28-year-old, and they are less than encouraging:
“Dwight’s a big disappointment for me because I have now been here for seven, eight weeks but this injury has not got any better – which is a big concern to all of us.”
Gayle is in an interesting situation as Steve Bruce really seems to want to give him a chance. However, he has just two years remaining on his contract and if he is unable to play then he’s not going to justify getting an extension with Newcastle.
The club also have to avoid allowing Gayle’s value to plummet as it most likely will the closer he gets to the end of his deal. It’s not a positive situation for any of the parties involved.