The Magpies have only managed to score four times in the league, and have not yet scored more than one goal in a single fixture in the Premier League.
Steve Bruce will know if his side are to survive in the Premier League this season they need to find goals from a consistent source, and so far, that has failed to materialise.
Yoshinori Muto is the only option that Bruce has had to call upon from the bench in games so far, and the Japanese international is far from the answer having only scored twice in his 23 games for the Magpies.
What Bruce needs right now is a forward who is a natural goalscorer, and can come in and make a real difference when needed too.
The reputable football outlet have claimed that the 28-year-old is in the final stages of his rehabilitation and is set to give Bruce a big boost at St James’ Park.
Bruce will no doubt be delighted with that news, after admitting to the Chronicle that he was desperate to utilise the forward back in August.
Gayle is a natural goalscorer, something Bruce is crying out for right now.
The Magpies’ boss will be delighted at the news, as he will finally get the chance to use Gayle in a move which could bring big rewards for his Newcastle side.