The Daily Mail are reporting that Nottingham Forest are readying a loan offer for Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle for the rest of the season. The offer would include a £15m obligation to buy if Forest are promoted this season.
This information though has been disputed by Paul Taylor, who covers Forest for the Athletic.
Sorry to bring news that might disappoint people… but told #nffc do not plan to bid for Dwight Gayle. Feels a bit like somebody is trying to spark something into life there. He's injured anyway.
— Paul Taylor (@nottmtails) January 30, 2020
Dwight Gayle is likely out until well into next month with his hamstring injury, so this does sound like an unlikely move. Newcastle will also want to have another striker signed up before letting Gayle leave.
While the club must open up a squad spot for Danny Rose, we don’t think it’s Dwight Gayle that will be sacrificed for the left-back.
If a club did make a late effort to bring Gayle in, we wouldn’t be opposed to that as long as a replacement was brought in. However, that’s looking less likely as this window winds down.
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