As is to be expected with the winter window approaching, the Dwight Gayle to West Brom link is resurfacing again.
With Gayle scoring 23 goals for the Baggies last term, it was always likely that he would be touted for a return to the Hawthorns.
The Sun are reporting that West Brom manager Slaven Bilic will make a play for the 29-year-old poacher in the January window. However, it will depend a lot on how he does at Newcastle over the next few months.
Dwight Gayle made his return to Newcastle in a ten-minute cameo at Stamford Bridge. With Andy Carroll likely ruled out for Sunday’s match against Wolves, Gayle could play a bigger part this weekend.
Dwight Gayle– could be in demand in January
Dwight has jumped Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto in the pecking order since his return to the matchday squad against Manchester United. So Gayle should get an opportunity to impress Steve Bruce leading into the January window.
Whether he will let Gayle leave for West Brom or any other interested parties, will depend on whether he can score some goals for Newcastle. If he can, he will likely remain a Magpie for the rest of this campaign.
The link to West Brom makes perfect sense if you look at how they are doing this season. They are making a strong push for promotion after their relegation two seasons ago. West Brom are currently flying high at the top of the table two points ahead of Leeds.
West Brom brought in both Kenneth Zohore and Charlie Austin during the summer. However, the two strikers have managed just 3 goals in the league between them.
That has not stopped the Birmingham club from being joint top in the Championship with 24 goals in their 13 league games.
Their goals have come from wingers Grady Diangana and Matt Phillips, who have 4 apiece as well as midfielder/winger Matheus Pereira who has 3. Pereira has also provided a whopping 7 assists in his 10 league appearances.
Adding Dwight Gayle with his proven finishing ability to this mix could prove a lethal addition for West Brom in their promotion push. We think he will remain at the top of their wishlist right through the January window.