What’s the latest Newcastle transfer news?
A prolific forward at Championship level, The Athletic recently mooted him as a potential sellable asset should interest emerge, given Toon boss Steve Bruce seems likely to be in a position where he has to sell before he can buy this summer.
Should Newcastle sell Gayle?
The Brazilian scored three times during the final eight games of the campaign and, while not exactly prolific, was the best goalscoring form of his Newcastle career. Often, Gayle has looked like the best source of goals outside of Callum Wilson, making him a hugely important part of the setup at St James’ Park, with Newcastle surely unlikely to get as good a backup without spending millions.
However, with Joelinton proving capable of finding the back of the net on a semi-regular basis, perhaps Newcastle could cash in on Gayle after all. If the £40m man can keep up that sort of form, deploying him as either a central striker or a wide forward becomes a lot more palatable.
Of course, that’s a big if given the manner of his Newcastle career so far but, with finances depleted, the club may well have to take that risk.