Dwight Gayle was punched unconscious and lost four teeth in a horror attack according to reports this morning.
The Newcastle striker was attacked in Liverpool and punched twice in the face.
The exclusive in The Sun says that the 4am assault happened when Dwight Gayle was out with Jamaal Lascelles, celebrating the Newcastle Captain’s 23rd birthday.
The United star is claimed to have been attacked on Sunday morning but has this week had major dental work to repair the damage.
The Sun quote a source saying:
“The night had started fine, but the champagne was flowing and things got out of hand.
“One lad took exception to Dwight talking about his pay and took a swing at him. It was a real shock.
“Everyone was in shock. Dwight was texting people the next day saying he’d lost four teeth. He was really angry.”
They add that Dwight Gayle has not reported the assault to the police and that when approached, Newcastle United declined to comment.