Premier League striker Dwight Gayle is set to snub a £6 million move to Championship side Bristol City to stay with Crystal Palace, according to ESPN.
The 25-year-old joined the club in 2o13 from Peterborough in a club record £4.5 million move and has gone on to make 48 appearances scoring 12 goals for the Eagles.
Bristol City had a stunning £6 million bid accepted for the pacy striker by Alan Pardew yesterday, but Gayle turned down a move as he’s reluctant to move to the Championship – let alone to newly promoted Bristol City.
Plenty of other Championship sides are ready to pounce on the former Arsenal striker, with Middlesbrough, Fulham, Wolves and QPR all interested.
He may end up feeling a second tier move is his only option, with the incoming Patrick Bamford and Connor Wickham pushing him even further down the pecking order at Selhurst Park – It is currently looking incredibly hard for Gayle to break into the Palace first-team.
Gayle is an excellent Championship player and would’ve been an absolutely fantastic signing for Bristol if it had come off, but alas, it seems as though the deal is dead – but if another second tier club can come in and secure his signature, he will add an undoubted element of firepower.
Bristol City fans.. What do you make of this news? Were you shocked by this deal? Do you need another striker? Where else should you strengthen? Let us know in the comments below!