‘He scores for fun’ What Newcastle United fans make of Dwight Gayle’s future
One particularly interesting scenario ahead of this coming summer’s transfer window is being played out week on week.
By the start of next season, where will Dwight Gayle and Salomon Rondon be plying their trade?
Having swapped black and white for blue and white, Gayle has once again found life in the Championship to his liking.
The striker has, at the time of writing, netted 16 goals for West Bromwich Albion as Darren Moore looks to guide the club back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Rondon, meanwhile, has over time become something of a fan favourite on Tyneside – his reputation was only enhanced with a recent goal against Manchester City.
There are no guarantees, of course, where Albion will be playing next term. Exactly the same can be said for Rafa Benitez’s Magpies.
Having played against Albion’s rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux on Monday, we took the chance to mingle with the travelling Toon Army and sought their verdict on Gayle, his ability at top flight level and what the future holds.
You can check out what they had to say via the video at the top of this article.
WHAT NEWCASTLE FANS THINK OF GAYLE
Ralph Blackburn: The more you watch it, the more you realise how incredible that ball from Gayle was. Still think he would bag in the Premier League, miles better than Joselu
Nathan : On a more positive note, we MUST sign Rondon. I’d gladly give wba Gayle, Murphy and money for him.
Hally180 : It’s great to see him doing well. I said at the time the swap was great move for both clubs. Gayle scores for fun in that league where Rondon would prob struggle. Vice versa in prem. Hope West Brom boing back up.
Steve Powell: Do well to find a loan swap that has worked as well for both teams as the Rondon/Gayle. Players.
Clinton Forde: West Brom owe us a favour now with Murphy now supplying Gayle in the Championship….see you next season Baggies
Jamie : Am glad Gayle is playing well for West Brom, it makes Rondon affordable
David McGivern: Gonna say it. He might not be top Premier League class but we’d be a lot better off with Dwight Gayle in our squad.
Matthew : Would have loved to see how a front two of Rondon and Gayle would have worked
WHAT GAYLE HAS SAID
“It could be on the cards, but for me the most important thing is getting promoted this season and finishing in the top two.
“We all know what we’ve got to do and we’ve got a lot of hard work before the end of the season to do that.
“I’m loving it here at the moment and hopefully that continues.
“I like to know where I’m going to be for the next few years and settle in a bit more.
“I’ve moved in, but know it’s not my home and might have to move again in six months.
“You haven’t decorated it or unpacked everything.
“It’s a weird one, but at the same time it’s part of football.”