Newcastle United are open to selling Dwight Gayle when the transfer window reopens in January.
According to Mark Douglas in a Q & A session for The Chronicle, Newcastle will listen to offers for Gayle. However, they will not make him publicly available.
If Gayle does leave, Newcastle will try to sign a replacement. There is a lack of depth in Newcastle’s striker department and Joelinton, Andy Carroll and Gayle have scored one goal between them this season.
Gayle will not be short of suitors in January given his goalscoring record in the Championship. Last season, he scored 24 goals for West Brom, who reportedly want him again (as per The Sun). In total, he has scored 59 goals in 100 Championship matches.
But he has not quite translated that success in Premier League football. With just 21 goals in 101 games, Newcastle might look for a more prolific forward. The 29-year-old has only managed four minutes of action this season so he is very much on the fringe of Newcastle’s team.
It could be in the best interests of all parties if Gayle left in January. He needs to be playing regular football while Newcastle could use the funds to bring in a replacement.
Championship clubs will be very keen on Gayle and there could be a January bidding war if he is made publicly available.