Date: 16th November 2018 at 6:00am
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On-loan Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle has been on the interview circuit this week and during another boring international break in the November window, his words have been music to the ears of West Bromwich Albion fans.

With confusion and a bit of intrigue over the deal that saw Salomon Rondon head to St James’ Park with us bringing the 29-year-old to The Hawthorns, we’ve clearly seen the better of that deal with the former Crystal Palace man finding the net nine times in a total of 15 outings across all competitions and one hot topic for debate has always been his future.

In an interview with the E&S the striker confirmed that staying with the Baggies beyond his initial loan spell had already ‘crossed his mind’.

A future transfer would have to be negotiated as neither loan deal included permanent options for either player, but Gayle’s words are certainly positive here.

“Yeah of course it’s crossed my mind. It’s something that will be on the cards but I suppose I’ve just got to get this season out of the way and let others get on with what they’ve got to do and we’ll see how things go. I’m very happy playing my football here and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Anything could happen at the end of the season, we’ve just got to wait and see.”

The reaction from fans on social media to these comments was entirely predictable and for good reason.