According to TEAMtalk, Newcastle United’s interest in Leeds United pair Kalvin Phillips and Jack Clarke could lead to the Whites moving for Dwight Gayle.
Gayle scored 24 Championship goals whilst on loan at West Bromwich Albion during the 2018-19 campaign but will return to parent club Newcastle this summer.
Indeed, West Brom cannot afford to pay Gayle’s £55,000-a-week wages.
TEAMtalk have claimed that Leeds will also struggle to meet the centre-forward’s wage demands after failing to earn promotion to the Premier League.
The same report has claimed that Newcastle’s interest in Phillips and Clarke could see something ‘arranged’, although it goes on to say that Gayle’s wage demands would still be a ‘stumbling block’.
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Nonetheless, the Leeds fans have been on social media discussing a potential swap.
And it would be fair to say that a number have differing opinions on whether it would be a good deal for the club.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Wouldn’t want him at the expense of either of those 2.
— topman65 (@baldyman1965) May 21, 2019
— Aaron myers (@AresLufc) May 21, 2019
No, we should be resolute with our belief in our youngsters. Jack Clarke does not deserve to be a pawn in a game!
— Tony Goodwin (@TonyGoo51910248) May 21, 2019
Gayle + Shelvey = Promotion.
— Leo ⚪️?? (@DirtyLeedsLeo) May 21, 2019
Sign him up. Goals we’ve so dearly missed #LUFC
— ???? ??????? (@DaveyMedz) May 21, 2019
I’d pack Clarke’s suitcase myself if there was an ounce of truth in this.
— LUFC Lewis (@LewisDeighton17) May 21, 2019
Send them jack clarke pic.twitter.com/fXRmOpAhG1
— Reggie (@Reggie_wray2001) May 21, 2019