Report: Crystal Palace to offer Dwight Gayle new contract

Crystal Palace will reportedly offer Dwight Gayle a new contract.

Crystal Palace are keen to offer Dwight Gayle a new contract which will keep him at Selhurst Park until 2019, according to The Guardian.

The striker has two years left on his current deal, but Palace do not to take any chances over the striker's future.

Gayle has been used sparingly by Palace since his arrival at Selhurst Park in 2013, and he has made only 20 starts in the Premier Legaue, with most of his appearances coming from the substitutes' bench.

However, the 24-year-old has still managed to finish as the club's top scorer in every season he has been there, and manager Alan Pardew reportedly feels that he has a bright future.

As a result, Palace have moved to tie him down for the long term to stave off any potential interest in him from other suitors, according to the report.

Norwich City and Bristol City were both keen on signing Gayle over the summer, according to The Guardian, but no move materialised. 

It seems that the former Peterborough United striker could now be set for a long-term stay with the Eagles, with the London club keen to keep hold of him.

If Gayle does sign a new deal at Palace, then he will become the fifth Palace player to commit their future to the club in recent times, after Scott Dann, James McArthur, Jason Puncheon and Yannick Bolasie all signed contract extensions. 

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