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Dwight Gayle reportedly out of Leeds’s price range unless they offload first-teamer

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Dwight Gayle reportedly out of Leeds’s price range unless they offload first-teamer

Dwight Gayle tore up the Championship but Leeds do not look able to afford him unless they engineer a swap deal with Newcastle.

Leeds United are not willing to stump up the sums of cash it would take to lure Dwight Gayle to Elland Road this summer, according to TeamTalk.

They report that Gayle would cost £15m to sign from Newcastle, as well as hefty wages of £55,000 per week, and say that is why West Brom – the club with which he scored 24 goals across all competitions this season – don’t want to buy him.

The report does open one possible avenue by which Gayle could move to the Whites. Newcastle are reportedly keen on Kalvin Phillips and Jack Clarke and a swap deal may please all parties.

 

But as it stands, that kind of swap involving one or both Magpies targets is the apparently only way Gayle’s goalscoring talents will come through the door this summer.

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In truth, having seen the success of unheralded hitman Teemu Pukki and Billy Sharp, Leeds should be looking to unearth a more affordable option than Gayle as they look to try and go one better next season and gain promotion.

That’s especially true if they’d be letting an academy product who clearly feels deeply for the club – Clarke and Phillips both fit that bill – leave.

 

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