West Bromwich Albion are poised to revive their interest in Dwight Gayle, according to The Peterborough Telegraph.
The report, which is primarily about Albion being linked with Peterborough forward Ivan Toney, briefly mentions that the Baggies are ‘interested’ in signing Gayle — likely on a permanent deal this time round.
The 30-year-old striker has had minimal gametime with Newcastle United since returning there from his hugely successful loan spell at the Hawthorns, and so an offer from the Albion with the promise of first-team football could easily lure him back.
According to Transfermarkt, Gayle’s market value is around £8.5m, which would be well within Albion’s price range should they decide to go after him this summer.
With the Baggies, Dwight Gayle made 40 appearances in the Championship, scoring 24 goals and providing two assists in the process.
He was clinical in the second-tier but with his experience of the Premier League, he could also quickly become an asset to Slaven Bilic at the top level.
Gayle is often used in the poacher role, typically alongside another striker, and this is a style that aligns with Bilic’s footballing philosophy at the Hawthorns, making him an ideal fit.
However, while his market value is around £8.5m, Newcastle would probably want at least £10m, which may be off-putting for the shrewd Albion board and there may be a better deal to be found somewhere else.