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‘It would be fantastic’ – Exclusive: David Prutton talks potential West Brom transfer swoop for attacker

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According to reports from the Shields Gazette, West Bromwich Albion remain interested in signing Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle ahead of the January transfer window.

The Baggies added plenty of firepower to their attack over the course of the summer, with Charlie Austin and Kenneth Zohore arriving at The Hawthorns from Southampton and Cardiff City respectively.

But Albion boss Slaven Bilic is seemingly already looking ahead to the winter as he looks to bolster his squad, saying: “It would be brilliant for me to have another striker, but then again you can’t have them focused [if there are too many].”

And, according to the Shields Gazette, the Baggies still hold an interest in Newcastle forward Dwight Gayle – a player who they had a bid turned down for in the summer.

West Brom know all about Gayle after a hugely impressive loan spell in the West Midlands last term – the 28-year-old fired the Baggies towards the play-off semi-finals, scoring 24 goals in 41 appearances for the club.

Speaking about whether Albion should look to go back in for Gayle in January, FLW Chief Editor Sam Rourke caught up with Sky Sports presenter David Prutton, who offered his own thoughts on the potential deal.

He said: “It would be fantastic – especially with the nature of the team they’ve got, and how he’s put it together. Romaine Sawyers has come in and taken like a duck to water and he’s one of several key players that they have got.

“Dwight deserves a run of games, as it doesn’t help him at all when he’s coming off the bench to play only small parts of games. I think he’d be a great addition.

“The timing of the signing could be absolutely perfect – we saw Aleksandar Mitrovic sign for Fulham in 2018 at a similar time, and that was a massive statement.”

Slaven Bilic’s side travel to Fulham this weekend, as the Baggies look to maintain their unbeaten start to the Championship season.

They currently occupy fourth spot in the league table, after winning three of their opening six games.

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