Report: Newcastle demand £20m for Dwight Gayle with Fulham interested

Newcastle United Manager Rafael Benitez gestures on the pitch during the Newcastle United Training session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on May 08, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Fulham reportedly want to raid Premier League Newcastle United for Dwight Gayle after he fired West Brom into the Championship play-offs.

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion reacts  during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and  Nottingham Forest at The Hawthorns on February 12, 2019 in West...

Fulham want to sign Dwight Gayle this summer but Newcastle United have put a £20 million price-tag on the striker, according to the Standard.

Gayle appears be between a rock and a hard place right now. He has no future at St James’ Park but saw a potential move to West Bromwich Albion collapse after The Baggies were beaten in the Championship play-off semi finals by Aston Villa.

 

Gayle scored 24 goals during a superb loan spell at West Brom in 2018/19 but, without Premier League football, technical director Luke Dowling confirmed to Sky that the club cannot afford a permanent deal.

And this has opened the door for Fulham, who have been linked with the former Crystal Palace striker for the last two years.

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and West Bromwich Albion at Pride Park Stadium on May 5, 2019 in Derby, England.

According to The Standard, Fulham believe Gayle could fire them back to the Premier League at the first time of asking and they could raise funds for a potential £20 million summer deal by cashing in on the coveted Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Interestingly, Newcastle demanded exactly the same fee two years ago when Leeds United were interested, as reported by the Shields Gazette. This would see The Magpies make a £10 million profit on a player they signed from Palace in 2016 (BBC).

Dwight Gayle of Newcastle scores the third Newcastle goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest at St James' Park on December 30, 2016 in...

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