Newcastle United ace Dwight Gayle is set to stay at St. James’ Park despite only having one year left on his current deal in the North East, according to the Daily Telegraph.
As per the outlet, the 29-year old has received some considerable interest from several teams both from the Premier League and the EFL Championship for his signature in the summer transfer window, but it now looks like Gayle will indeed stay at the Tyneside club at least for another year.
Does Gayle have a future at Newcastle?
The Englishman’s record with the Magpies is not bad at all, having scored a relatively impressive 33 goals and provided a further 10 assists in a total of 93 games in all competitions across three seasons (via Transfermarkt).
Gayle also has pedigree in the top flight, having netted a total of 25 strikes and recording a further six assists in 119 matches over five campaigns for the Toon as well as Crystal Palace (per the website).
The striker has also represented NUFC at U23 level and has played for the likes of Dagenham and Redbridge, Peterborough United and West Bromwich Albion in England, according to Transfermarkt.
Comparing his stats to fellow forwards Andy Carroll, Yoshinori Muto and Joelinton in England’s highest division in the 2019/20 term, only the latter averaged more shots, while Gayle actually managed to score the most goals in the EPL with four, as per Whoscored.
Indeed, perhaps it is wise for Steve Bruce to keep the London-born man around so that he can provide competition for place up front and hopefully score more goals in the new season.
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