A return for Dwight Gayle at the Hawthorns was, for a while, something that a good chunk of West Brom supporters would have bitten your arm off for, but now, it seems like general opinion has changed.
Newcastle United will only consider allowing Dwight Gayle to leave in January if his £15M price tag is met.
Steve Bruce has reportedly showed no interest in loan offers, only wanting to discuss permanent deals.
[via The Telegraph] pic.twitter.com/MxqiXIJyfu
— WBA Report (@WBAReport) December 22, 2019
The Telegraph report that they will only consider bids of around £15m for the 29-year-old striker, who last season was pivotal in the Baggies reaching the Championship play-offs with Gayle hitting 24 goals in all competitions as stats from Transfermarkt show, and this price tag has seemingly put Albion fans off their former hero.
Will you want Gayle back at the club in January?
With West Brom sitting pretty at the top of the Championship table, some supporters are starting to see their heads being turned for a move for Gayle despite his astounding impact on the club last season, and fans on social media were fine on passing up on the Newcastle striker this January.
Here’s what some West Brom fans had to say on Twitter about Newcastle’s asking price for Gayle, with supporters not convinced that the striker should be worth £15m…
He would not make £15M difference to the team now, totally different to last season. So although I rate him and he served us well it has to be a no.
— James Creasey (@JamesCreasey1) December 22, 2019
No, not proven in the prem, would love to see us go and buy either Bowen from Hull or Dack from Blackburn as our backup in the attacking 3 players isn’t where it needs to be to win the league. Also with the risk of losing Diangana this would be a more sensible approach
— Alex Gower (@AlexGower90) December 22, 2019
Way too much considering age and PL record. We potentially only need him for 5 months, it would be really shortsighted. Not sure he fits the current system either, we need someone who drops a bit deeper rather than playing off the shoulder.
— Smithy (@RB_Smithy) December 22, 2019
Move on please. Great player, but way too much, only going decrease in value.
However, if he goes to Leeds, Fulham, Forest and starts banging them in………
— Gavenny Baggie (@R_Bradley_WBA) December 22, 2019
If we’ve £15m to spend on Gayle, I’d rather spend that in a deal like 15+ 5/10 (when promoted) for Bowen
— Tonksić (@TonksMD) December 22, 2019
That’s the end of that then
— Neil Edmunds (@tronifer) December 22, 2019
As stats from Transfermarkt show, Gayle has hardly featured for Newcastle this season, coming off the bench just six times for Steve Bruce’s side.