Fulham are interested in a deal to bring Dwight Gale to Craven Cottage this summer.
That’s according to a report by The Chronicle, who claim that Scott Parker is considering a move for the Newcastle United centre-forward in the upcoming transfer window.
However, it is also reported that the Magpies are set to announce that the 31-year-old has signed a new three-year deal with the club, a move that is believed to be a bid to increase the player’s value ahead of a potential transfer.
Despite the fact that Gayle has found regular game time hard to come by at Newcastle in recent seasons, the £4.5m-rated man has a proven track record of being a clinical goalscorer at Championship level.
In United’s 2016/17 campaign in the second tier of English football, a season in which the club went on to win the league title, Gayle scored 23 goals, registered two assists and created two big chances for his teammates over 32 appearances, earning a highly impressive seasonal SofaScore match rating of 7.22.
More recently, the £32k-per-week striker was also in remarkable form in the Championship during a loan spell at West Bromwich Albion, bagging 23 goals, providing eight assists and creating four big chances over his 39 league appearances, seeing him earn a SofaScore match rating of 7.25.
As such, considering the player whom Alan Shearer dubbed as “magnificent” has scored a whopping 46 goals over his last 71 appearances in the Championship, his addition to Parker’s attacking arsenal at Fulham would appear to significantly increase the Cottagers’ chances of going on to secure an immediate return to the Premier League next season.
So, it would appear an extremely wise move for the 40-year-old to do all he can to convince the Newcastle United hitman of a move to west London this summer, as he could easily prove the difference between promotion and a further unwanted season languishing in the second tier of English football.