Report: Leeds United and Stoke City want Newcastle United’s Dwight Gayle

Sean Longstaff of Newcastle United (C) laughs with teammates seen L-R Paul Dummett, Dwight Gayle, Jonjo Shelvey (Partially hidden) and Newcastle United Coach Steve Agnew during the Premier...

Leeds United and Stoke City are reportedly looking at Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle.

Dwight Gayle runs around training mannequinns during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on July 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

According to The Daily Star, Leeds United are interested in signing Dwight Gayle from Newcastle United in the summer transfer window.

It has been reported that Leeds’s Championship rivals Stoke City are also interested in securing the services of the 28-year-old striker.

 

The report has claimed that the former Crystal Palace striker could be heading out on loan this summer, and that the Whites will make a move for him if Kemar Roofe leaves Elland Road in the summer transfer window.

According to Dhnet.be, Roofe, who can also operate as a winger, will undergo a medical at Anderlecht this weekend.

Dwight Gayle of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final: First Leg match between Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion at Villa Park on May 11, 2019 in...

Class signing

Roofe was brilliant for Leeds last season, as the former Oxford United striker scored 15 goals and provided two assists in 33 league appearances, according to WhoScored.

Gayle is actually better at the Championship level and has been more consistent in the division.

The striker scored 24 goals and provided two assists in 40 Championship appearances for West Bromwich Albion last season, while in 2016-17, he scored 23 goals and provided two assists in 26 Championship starts for Newcastle, according to WhoScored.

Dwight Gayle (C) controls the ball whilst Matt Ritchie (L) challenges during the Newcastle United Training Session at the Newcastle United Training Centre on July 11, 2019 in Newcastle...

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