Barry Fry promises Newcastle they will love Dwight Gayle

Crystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their third goal

The striker is set to complete a move from Crystal Palace this summer.

Dwight Gayle scores the first goal for Crystal PalaceDwight Gayle scores the first goal for Crystal Palace

Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry has told the Chronicle that Newcastle United fans will love striker Dwight Gayle.

The forward has completed his move from Crystal Palace as Rafa Benitez reshapes his squad this summer, with the deal confirmed via the club's official website.

The Spaniard has moved quickly to secure the Palace hit man, who has struggled for game time at Selhurst Park since moving from Peterborough in 2013.

Crystal Palace's Dwight Gayle is dejected after losing the finalCrystal Palace's Dwight Gayle is dejected after losing the final

It is hoped that he can score the goals that the Magpies will need in the Championship next season as they eye an instant return to the Premier League following relegation last season.

Fry is confident that he can do just that, promising that he will prove to be a brilliant buy for Newcastle.

“The Geordies should be dancing in the streets that they’ve signed him, honestly,” he told the Chronicle.

“It’s a brilliant buy for Newcastle. He’s the most natural striker of the ball I’ve ever seen. He’s a natural finisher. Newcastle fans know their football and they will like him, I guarantee you that.”

Dwight Gayle celebrates after scoring the second goal for Crystal PalaceDwight Gayle celebrates after scoring the second goal for Crystal Palace

It remains to be seen if Gayle will be as big a hit as Fry is predicting he will be at St James’ Park.

The Magpies certainly need a goalscorer in the squad next season with the likes of Ayoze Perez, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Papiss Cisse all struggling for goals last season.

They managed just 18 goals between them in the Premier League last season, something that played a major part in their relegation, and the Magpies will be hoping Gayle can help to rectify that issue.

Crystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their third goalCrystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their third goal

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