In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Sheffield Wednesday legend Carlton Palmer has tipped Tony Pulis to make a bold move when the transfer market opens next month.
The 62-year-old took over from Garry Monk at the start of November but is yet to record his first win in charge of the Owls having lost two and drawn three in the Championship.
During that run, the Hillsborough giants have scored just three goals, failing to score more than once in any outing as well as managing just 0.6 goals per game.
It can be argued that the Yorkshiremen are yet to truly replace the presence of Steven Fletcher as their two top goalscorers, Barry Bannan and Callum Paterson, only sit on two for the season.
And when asked if he thought his former club would make any moves in the upcoming transfer window, Palmer hinted that a new forward could be in order before naming Newcastle United talisman, Dwight Gayle.
He told FFC:
“Dwight Gayle. He’d be a good fit.
“I mean, there are lots of players. Right now, I know the types of money that Sheffield Wednesday pay and they pay very good salaries, so you could get players down from the Premier League.
“The way to get out of the Championship is to get players who played in the Premier League, right?”
The 30-year-old, who is valued at £7.2m by Transfermarkt, is yet to play this campaign having undergone knee surgery back in September, but his initial diagnosis was positive for a return to action by 2021.
It was only two seasons ago that Gayle scored for fun in this division whilst on loan to West Brom. He bagged 23 goals in just 39 appearances before the Baggies were unable to strike a permanent switch due to his wage demands.
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