According to the Sunday People, Dwight Gayle is now ‘tempted’ by a move to China after interest from several Chinese Super League – with claims that he could be offered a stunning £200,000-per-week if he was to make the switch.
As we know, Gayle was involved in a loan swap that saw him sign at The Hawthorns and Salomon Rondon arrive at St James’ Park for the season.
Gayle hasn’t take long to become a real favourite amongst Baggies fans, scoring three goals in five games – also receiving a lot of praise for his work rate, finishing and movement up top.
The Sunday People claim that his early season form has now attracted interest from China, with several Super League clubs ready to offer him a huge pay rise – Here’s a snippet from their piece:
“Dwight Gayle is tempted to try his luck in China at the end of his season-long loan to West Brom,”
“The Newcastle striker, who moved to The Hawthorns in a loan swap for Salomon Rondon, could pocket around £200,000-a-week net. Chinese Super League clubs are interested in the 27-year-old who has hit three goals in five games.”
Here’s what The Chronicle have had to say on the situation in response to the rumours, stating that Gayle hasn’t given up on his Newcastle career – even if these new claims suggest that he could be tempted by a big money move to China:
“He’s got a contract until 2021 and indicated that he has not given up on his Newcastle career but that does not mean United wouldn’t be open to offers.
“They (Newcastle) would want to make a profit on the forward.”
Whether it’s China or West Brom, it looks like we may face a battle to keep hold of him next summer – although it sounds to me like we may be tempted to cash in if a decent offer arrives.