West Brom fans discuss Dwight Gayle after deadline day admission

According to the Chronicle Live, Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle rejected a return to West Brom, signalling his desire to stay and fight for a place at St James’ Park which has sparked mass debate on Twitter between members of the Hawthorns support.

The 28-year-old appears to be a popular figure in the West Midlands after his goal-laden exploits helped guide the club to the Championship playoffs last season – he scored 24 goals in 40 appearances as the Baggies lost to eventual winners Aston Villa.

West Brom boss Slaven Bilic went on a last-minute dash for some new signings on deadline day, securing four new names including a striker in Southampton’s Charlie Austin who joined the club in a £4m move.

The club were only able to offer Gayle another season-long loan with the possibility of signing him permanently if the club won promotion this coming season but it is reported that the 2017 Championship winner turned it down.

One supporter said it was very surprising to hear whilst another added that it hurt to read the reports which emerged late after the deadline had passed.

Others couldn’t put the blame on the 28-year-old claiming it is understandable at this stage of his career with one fan adding that Gayle has their love but it’s time to move on.

Here’s the best of the reaction…

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