Lee Charnley sanctions new deal on ‘reduced terms’ – A smart move with sinister undertones?

The Athletic have revealed that Dwight Gayle has signed a new three year deal at the club.

The 31-year old is believed to have accepted an offer on “reduced terms”, with his wage packet previously rocketing the summer he reluctantly joined West Brom to facilitate a loan deal for Salomon Rondon.

Gayle was vital in securing promotion to the top flight under Rafa Benitez in 16/17 but has been a bit-part player ever since, starting just TWO Premier League games this season under Steve Bruce.

This latest move from Lee Charnley means we now have a prolific Championship striker if the worst happens and we drop down a division – a sinister thought but one that makes sense to cover our backs.

If we do stay up, then we still have a player who we can sell on – not lose for nothing this summer – and his wage demands won’t be as high as previously. Surely this is a win-win from our perspective.

That said, some Toon fans have taken to social media to vent their frustration at the news, calling it a sign that we have accepted relegation and are already preparing for life outside the Premier League.

Who knows if that will be true, but is it not better to make a contingency plan for our worst case scenario rather than car crash into a crisis in the summer?

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3 thoughts on “Lee Charnley sanctions new deal on ‘reduced terms’ – A smart move with sinister undertones?

  1. How on earth is Lee Charmless still in his position?

    The clown having started at NUFC carrying the bags of Sheppard = looks like he wasn’t even qualified for that post

    The numpty has brought in Clown after Clown so not to show what a fraud he is.

    The NUFC fan’s focus should be on him and not Bruce = we knew Bruce was a waste of space when Charmless signed him & spent 40 million on Joelinton (!!!???)

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  2. Dwight Gayle scored goals last season in the premier league to help keep us up. Play him in his CORRECT position, NOT as a left winger or midfielder then he can be dangerous, Much better goal threat that Joelinton, although that does not say much, and it would have been ridiculous to allow him to go on a free. BUT stevey boy, GIVE HIM A CHANCE !!!!!!!!!

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