According to reports from The Telegraph, Nottingham Forest will have to pay £15m if they wish to sign Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle in January.
Gayle – who scored 23 goals to help the Magpies lift the Championship title in 2017 – is a proven goalscorer at Championship level having also scored 24 goals on loan with West Brom last term.
But despite helping the Baggies reach the play-off semi-finals, he still finds himself massively down the pecking order at St. James’ Park under Steve Bruce, and has made just three Premier League appearances this term.
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Despite Bruce ruling out a January exit, though, contrasting reports claim that if clubs are to sign Gayle, then it would cost them £15m – this would be a club-record signing for Forest, who spent £13.2m to sign Joao Carvalho from Benfica last summer.
Here, then, we take a look at two pros and two cons to Forest smashing their club-record fee to sign Dwight Gayle…