Sheffield United have apparently made an enquiry about the availability of Newcastle United striker, Dwight Gayle.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blades have asked about Gayle as Chris Wilder continues to explore his options when it comes to adding a new striker to the United ranks.
The report claims the Blades boss has looked into the possibility of signing Gayle, as he looks to draw up a list of potential signings which already includes Liverpool striker Rhian Brewster and Arsenal’s Florarin Balogun.
Gayle, who is currently out injured, has endured an up and down period with Newcastle in the Premier League but does have 25 top-flight goals to his name. However, his best goals return in the PL was just the six, back in the 17/18 campaign, per Transfermarkt.
Chris Wilder admitted following last night’s penalty shootout loss to Burnley that bids were in for a number of players, mainly on loan. Gayle, who earns a reported £40k-a-week at Newcastle, could well be one of those players he was eluding to.
A signing who has all that we need but injuries have plagued him – Our View
On paper, Dwight Gayle is everything we are looking for in a striker. He’s quick, has PL experience, and at 29, should still have enough in the locker at this level.
However, he’s also struggled with the odd injury. That limited him to just 20 appearances last season for the Magpies, although he did play nearly every game at West Brom the season before.
But given he is injured again, it seems unlikely we would move Gayle at this very moment. We need a player who can come in immediately and do well at Bramall Lane. We can’t wait around for someone to get back to full fitness and be an injury risk.
So, while Gayle would be good if he was fit and firing, this one seems like being one of the more unlikely signings we’ll make this summer.