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West Brom must make January transfer swoop for Dwight Gayle

Despite sitting in third place in the Championship table, West Brom have only managed to score 29 goals in their 21 games so far this season, fewer than any other club in the top five places in the league table.

With this in mind and the fact that the January transfer window is on the horizon, the Midlands club could perhaps explore the possibility of bringing in a player that could guarantee them goals going forward and push them to promotion by the end of the campaign.

One potential candidate that fits this criterion that would be a familiar face to a lot of West Brom fans is Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle.

The Toon attacker has been linked with a potential January move to The Hawthorns next month to help add a bit of experience and goalscoring talent to Valerien Ismael’s squad.

During his time with West Brom, Gayle managed to score 24 goals and provide eight assists in 41 appearances across all competitions.

Throughout his career, the 32-year-old has managed to rack up a total of 59 goals and 16 assists in 100 Championship games, showing the sort of experience he could offer the team.

Also, with summer loan signing Jordan Hugill only managing to score one goal in the league so far this season and reportedly set to return to his parent club Norwich City in January, this could pave the way for Gayle to slot into the squad and potentially fire them to promotion.

Should West Brom sign Dwight Gayle in January?





Even though Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has recently claimed that Gayle is in his plans for the future at St. James’ Park, West Brom should definitely explore the possibility of signing him on loan in January. After all, the promise of regular game time could be huge considering he’s only made three substitute appearances in the Premier League so far this season and none since Howe took over.

Having previously been described as an “invaluable” player in the past regarding his goalscoring ability by former Magpies boss Steve Bruce, it seems that he has been anything but invaluable to them this season, which could work in West Brom’s favour if they do approach him in January.

In other news: Valerien Ismael could be sacked before Christmas

Article title: West Brom must make January transfer swoop for Dwight Gayle

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