Date: 18th June 2019 at 8:01pm
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It’s been a summer of discontent for West Bromwich Albion fans and the bad and concerning news at the club was arriving like buses until we got a whiff of some future hope with the appointment of new head coach Slaven Bilic, and his arrival may give rise to a further boost.

With Technical Director Luke Dowling giving a pretty in-depth interview at the back end of May as he discussed some of the clubs’ future plans, one of the things he stated was that we wouldn’t be going back in to try and do a deal for on loan Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle and the reaction within the fanbase was pretty obvious given how key the 28-year-old had been for us with his goal return of 24 in the 2018/19 campaign as we fell at the Semi-Final stage of the Play-Offs.

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Over the weekend the Daily Mail carried a claim stating that Bilic had told the Board he was reluctant to lose Gayle, so if Newcastle ever finally seem to bid for Salomon Rondon, he wants Gayle as part of the package – with the wages helping to balance themselves out.

Gayle’s importance needs no overstating, especially with fears now surrounding the future of Jay Rodriguez given the £5million contract clause claims.

Fans were naturally and understandably pleased with the news.

It might not be that simple though, as the E&S’s Matt Wilson has already poured cold water on the speculation.

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