Newcastle United shockingly revealed that their number nine Dwight Gayle is ‘up for sale’ for the right price as the club look to strengthen their position in the Premier League this season. What Are The Odds looks at the possibilities via the odds at Sky Bet for the English striker.
After failing to impress in the opening two Premier League fixtures, last season’s top goalscorer Dwight Gayle could be used to help fund some new additions to the Magpies squad as we enter the final 24 hours of the transfer window. The transfer speculation has been further fuelled after the 26-year old missed out entirely in Newcastle’s victory over West Ham at the weekend. So where could last season’s Championship top goalscorer be plying his trade next?
Naturally it’s the Championship clubs that are heading up the market with the player, who is tried and tested at that level, so it’s no surprise to see a club like Fulham as current favourites. Odds of 4/6 (1.67) is a real indicator that the Cottagers are expected to get this deal done. A report in the Guardian claims that Newcastle will entertain bids in the region of £18-£20m - a potentially high-amount that will likely be negotiated down by a club like Fulham, will it prove a price-tag that’s too much for the club to handle?
One club that would not be too put off by the price would seemingly be Wolverhampton Wanderers who haven’t been afraid to pull out the old cheque book this summer, and if they know they are signing a player that is guaranteed goals it may be a short-term investment that reaps Premier League rewards this time next year. However, odds of 9/1 (10.0) shouldn’t really encourage the Wolves faithfuls that this is a deal with any legs at this moment - that can all change should Fulham be completely ruled out.
Leeds are another club in the mixer with Sky Bet, again with even longer odds of 12/1 (13.0). This could be a decent outside punt though, with Leeds banking around £15m for Chris Wood who left to Burnley - so it might be that the club can and would be prepared to fork out the apparent price-tag for Dwight Gayle.
A whole host of Premier League clubs are also in this odds transfer market for Dwight Gayle, but all are major outsiders and likely just making up the numbers. Afterall, Gayle is not a proven top-flight goalscorer and based on performances looks more at home at Championship level. Brighton are priced at 20/1 (21.0), with Crystal Palace and Burnley further back at 25/1 (26.0).
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