Bruce asks Mike Ashley to give player new deal…but club have 3 major doubts – The Athletic

According to The Athletic, Steve Bruce has asked the club to extend Dwight Gayle’s contract beyond the current campaign – however it seems those in charge don’t share his enthusiasm.

The report states that his injury history, wages ‘in excess’ of £50,000 and his age (31) are thought to be stumbling blocks when it comes to any potential new deal.

The striker is free to talk to other clubs and is set to leave the club for nothing in the summer as things stand.

Gayle came off the bench to score a crucial winner in last month’s 2-1 victory against West Brom – yet he’s failed to earn himself a single start since.

Despite being arguably our best option up front after Wilson, hence Bruce’s eagerness to keep him, The Athletic reckon Mike Ashley and Co. have now been receptive to the NUFC boss’ latest request to keep him.

As a result, it’s claimed Gayle could well leave the club for nothing at the end of the season. Fulham’s alleged interest has been denied, however it’s reported he’s open to a move abroad.

Moving Gayle on will almost certainly see us enter the race to sign a new striker at the end of the campaign with neither Joelinton or Andy Carroll – whose contract is also due to expire – showing that they can hit a barn door with a banjo since joining the club.

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3 thoughts on “Bruce asks Mike Ashley to give player new deal…but club have 3 major doubts – The Athletic

  1. THE ONLY reason to offer Gayle a new contract is that Bruce knows his lack of ability will take NUFC into the championship!

    Sell now and get £ to buy another STRIKER

    Ashley has to end Bruce’s contract ASAP – it’s going to be too late if he waits until we hit the bottom 4

    On doing this he must also sack MD Charmless for being an adject failure

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  2. Don’t believe it.

    Why would Bruce ask when he’s not even playing the lad. If he played him & he’d bagged 4 or 5 goals this season Bruce wouldn’t need to ask – they’d want to keep him.

    Wasted wages while Bruce sits him on the bench not playing him.

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  3. Sharpy17:
    Don’t believe it.

    Why would Bruce ask when he’s not even playing the lad.If he played him & he’d bagged 4 or 5 goals this season Bruce wouldn’t need to ask – they’d want to keep him.

    Wasted wages while Bruce sits him on the bench not playing him.

    I hear you, but Bruce always seems to talk up Gayle and say what a useful player he is who’ll ‘play his part’ etc.

    Still doesn’t explain why he’s not started a single match since he got the winner vs WBA! His words and actions don’t match up at all when it comes to Gayle.

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