Report: Wolves and Bournemouth interested in Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle

The Crystal Palace Eagle

Dwight Gayle looks set to leave Crystal Palace, with Wolves and Bournemouth both interested.

As per a report in the Mirror, Palace are willing to let Gayle leave Selhurst Park this summer, and Wolves and Bournemouth are keen on signing him.

The 24-year-old striker originally moved to Palace in the summer of 2013, signing for a club record £6 million fee from Peterborough. He has scored 18 goals in 54 games for the Eagles since that time, but he has found himself on the fringes of the first-team following Alan Pardew’s appointment as manager.

Pardew has been favouring Glenn Murray as a lone striker since taking charge of the club, leaving Gayle to either miss out on game time, or be forced to play out of position - usually as a winger or an attacking midfielder.

This lack of consistency in his playing time, and the questions concerning his future role at Palace, have suggested to Gayle that he needs to move on, and the Eagles are willing to let him leave.

However, he is contracted until 2017, and the report claims that he will not be sold for cheap.

Bournemouth are stated as having an interest in signing the English forward, with Eddie Howe favouring a move for him over one for Jermain Defoe, whilst Wolves and Cardiff are also referenced as potentially signing him.

There are no indications as to which move Gayle would prefer, although Premier League football could draw him to the Cherries. It is likely that he would push for a transfer to the club at which he is guaranteed the most playing time, having proven himself as a talented forward with an eye for goal who deserves to be playing consistently.

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