West Brom are interested in re-signing former striker Dwight Gayle during the summer transfer window, according to a new transfer report.
The Lowdown: Gayle a former Baggies hero
The 32-year-old spent one season on loan at the Hawthorns back in 2018/19 and he proved to be an instant hit with his goalscoring prowess in the Championship.
Gayle scored 24 goals and eight assists in 41 appearances for West Brom overall, helping them return to the Premier League before returning to Newcastle United.
Now, it could be that a return to the Baggies is on the cards for the Englishman, who has 103 goals across his senior club career.
The Latest: Hawthorns return mooted
According to The Northern Echo’s Scott Wilson, West Brom are interested in re-signing Gayle, although they face stiff competition from fellow Championship side Middlesbrough.
The Verdict: Still a strong option
At 32, Gayle isn’t necessarily the player he once was but he can still be a prolific presence in the Championship, scoring 59 of his career goals in the competition.
Would you re-sign Dwight Gayle this summer?
While the Premier League is arguably too strong for him, he is famed for his prowess in the second tier and he could be a good option for Steve Bruce, even if it is as a squad player.
Gayle has outlined his quality many times over the years – he was famously an influential player in the legendary 3-3 draw between Crystal Palace and Liverpool in 2014, scoring twice, and he has been hailed as ‘magnificent’ by Alan Shearer. It is surely worth taking a punt on him again at the Hawthorns.
In other news, West Brom are reportedly in advanced talks with one player. Find out who it is here.
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