West Bromwich Albion have long been linked with a potential return for Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle but it never seemed likely to come off. That didn’t stop The Telegraph from giving fans some hope on Monday as they claimed that we were back in for him, along with Leeds United and Stoke City, but their report even admitted that new manager Steve Bruce was adamant he wanted to keep him – so it was typical rumour mill fare at this time of year.
With plenty of fans expressing their excitement that a deal could now be back on for the 24 goal striker, Express and Star journalist Matt Wilson had the predictably bad news on Tuesday as he repeated that a deal was incredibly unlikely, as Newcastle’s Board would prefer a straight sale and even if a loan was ultimately on the cards, we are back to the wage issue as addressed by Technical Director Luke Dowling back in May.
Ruined my day nice one
— Lee (@Calvert1999) August 6, 2019
I hope there’s other irons in the fire because we need 3-4 not just one maybe
— Jon Simonian (@_Simonian) August 6, 2019
Well they'd better come up with some one as good but cheaper then because the atmosphere Saturday could be a bit downbeat if they bottle it and he goes elsewhere in this division and we end up with HRK and Zohore til Jan.
— Baggies Burger (@BaggiesBurger) August 6, 2019
It’s a loan for Gayle or nothing. It amazes me that some STILL think we could buy him. I’m praying we can loan him again, but it sounds very much in the balance, and alternatives need to be lined up if it’s not possible.
— Dan Nash (@DanNash86) August 6, 2019
We need to move on from this and get someone in we can afford quickly , crucial we get someone in or it will cost us
— Jason Horsburgh (@horsy1971) August 6, 2019
Booooo! Thanks Matt, I'm crying into my bovril now!
— Chris Howells (@ichigo_200) August 6, 2019
Cheers mate, sons crying now ????????
— Kial Jackson (@KialWBA) August 6, 2019
We really tried but couldnt quite get it over the line. Zzzzzzz
— pauljl (@PaulLovatt2) August 6, 2019
— nikki tucker (@nikkitucker) August 6, 2019