West Bromwich Albion will be able to breathe a sigh of relief this winter as interest gathers pace in one of their current stars.
The report states that the two English clubs have a season-long loan agreement, that also involved Salomon Rondon heading the other way, is locked in until next summer and as such, the forward would not be allowed to move.
Reports from the Sunday People, via The Sun, had started to circle over the weekend that Gayle had been attracting interest from the far east, however, he is not allowed to be recalled by Newcastle, meaning the earliest he could make a permanent move would be in the summer of 2019.
Darren Moore and West Brom will be delighted there is no recall option involved in the deal with Newcastle for Gayle, otherwise, they could be facing a tough second half of the Championship campaign without him.
The striker has already been in red-hot form in a division he knows really well, having netted three times for the Baggies already.
Gayle will be crucial for the Hawthorns outfit as they look to challenge for a place back in the Premier League, following last season’s abysmal showing where they were dumped out of the competition.
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