A classic transfer story has now popped up about Dwight Gayle.

The striker had injury problems early in the season and didn’t look anywhere near 100% as Newcastle lost to Spurs and Huddersfield in the opening two games.

Coming back for the Bournemouth match he looked back on track and was unlucky to score but have it wrongly disallowed for offside.

Looking sharper with every match, Dwight Gayle has now scored twice in three games, smart strikes against both Man Utd and Chelsea.

Rafa Benitez has also spoken this week about how important Gayle is to Newcastle this season.

The United boss making clear (see below) the number nine is his first choice striker, his best finisher and the only one in his squad who has the pace to play in the system Rafa wants to use.

Despite this we have had the clowns at the Birmingham Mail claiming that Rafa Benitez could sell Dwight Gayle in January ‘to raise transfer funds’. They claim that Wolves are interested in the Newcastle forward.

That sounds a great idea for Newcastle, struggling for goals and now sell our only decent striker who is just coming back to full fitness and form.

Why not sell Mikel Merino and Jamaal Lascelles as well then?!!!

We all want to see the back of the poor/unwanted players to help Rafa with extra cash to bring in better players. However, it makes no sense to raise transfer funds by selling one of the small group of better players you already have, so you can take a risk on players from elsewhere.

Birmingham Mail:

‘While the club continues to be linked with foreign buys, Nuno is also considering players already plying their trade in England.

Dwight Gayle fired Newcastle United to the Championship title last season with 23 goals in 32 league appearances but the 27-year-old has been used sparingly since and could be offloaded in January as Rafa Benitez looks to raise transfer funds.’

Rafa Benitez earlier this week:

“Dwight Gayle is a good finisher.

“If we have chances he can score goals.

“That is very clear for me.

“We are in the Premier League but have to realise our level.

“A lot of games we don’t have the possession or control and we have to play counter-attack.

“When we aren’t in the final third and the striker isn’t the quickest we then have to defend well and be strong to regain the ball.

“We can play counter-attack but can’t expect certain things from certain players.

“If we don’t have the pace in the team we can’t be in there.

When we talk about Mitro or Joselu they are different to Dwight.

“Dwight has pace and the others are big and win balls in the air.

“It makes a big difference.”

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  • Soldier

    Rafa did try & sell him in the summer plus he`s injury prone so it may not sound daft at all

    • HarryHype59

      Also, he has only scored two goals all season! Players get elevated too easily these days at NUFC!

      • Berkshire Mag

        In 4 games and 1 disallowed….

  • Rich Lawson

    Gayle looks to be coming back to fitness and confidence and has scored against Man’ U’ and Chelsea in recent games,even if we still wanted to sell him why in God’s name would he want to go from the Prem’ to a relegation battle in the Championship ?

    • Soldier

      Wolves are top of the league and a striker like Gayle would most likely get them promoted

      • Rich Lawson

        Sorry,I’ve misread that and thought it was Brum’ City who were after him,Wolves would be a good move cos they look unstoppable at the moment.That said,we’d be daft to sell him now ,just as he appears to be coming back to form ?

        • Soldier

          we would considering we only have Joselu & Mitrovic

  • 8prestondave

    The answer is staring you in the face. £20 million according to some sources. If fatty can get £20 million and force Rafa to pick a lesser striker then he will sell him. Fatty gets a hard on over this as he is gambling which makes him moist then if his gamble pays off and we stay up he will be a lot richer and can probably dig his heels in for even more money for the buyout.

  • Dillon Tovak

    Well it does make sense really, if you can get close to £20m then we should sell and reinvest as he’s not exactly the striker we need right now.

  • Leicester Mag

    Eye but if he’s sold watch the money evaporate quicker than a pasty in Ashleys hands.

  • Big Al 1967

    If the idea is so daft then why did the club try to get rid of him to Fulham less than 4 months ago?

    • 1957

      The idea of selling him isn’t daft, just that we would replace him with a downgrade

  • 1957

    January will see Mitrovic go, Gayle go, bringing in say £30m to £35m and we will probably sign the 27 year old German mentioned in the press today. Never played in the top league, him and Hoss will be a real dream team.