Report: Dwight Gayle unwilling to move to Championship, despite Crystal Palace accepting £10 million offer

The Crystal Palace Eagle

Crystal Palace are looking to sell Gayle, and have accepted an offer from Bristol City.

Palace have accepted an offer from Bristol City for Dwight Gayle, but the Daily Mail claim that he is unwilling to move to the newly promoted Championship club as he does not want to drop down a division.

Gayle is clearly not in Alan Pardew’s plans for the 2015/16 campaign, and the Eagles are looking to sell him before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.

However, they want to make a profit on the striker, and are keen to see a move to Bristol City go through, after they offered a £6 million deal - potentially rising to an incredible £10 million.

Gayle has proven himself in the Premier League, and at the age of 24 still has plenty of years ahead of him to keep developing. It is no surprise that he wants to stay in the Premier League, but it is unlikely that many top flight teams would want to match the £10 million value - considering the other options out there in the market.

Middlesbrough, QPR and Fulham have all shown an interest in Gayle, and are said to still be tracking him, but they are all unlikely destinations due to the striker’s unwillingness to drop to the Championship.

Palace are unlikely to force him out of the club, but if Gayle does not leave before the close of the transfer window, it is likely he will spend much of the campaign stuck in the Under-21 side with Premier League opportunities limited.

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