Plenty of Nottingham Forest fans have taken to Facebook to react to the latest reports surrounding Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle.
Forest are hoping to challenge for promotion to the Premier League this season and head coach Sabri Lamouchi is keen to sign a new striker this month to provide some backup for top scorer Lewis Grabban.
The Reds have been linked with several different strikers over the past few weeks, including Gayle, who scored 23 goals in the Championship while on loan at West Bromwich Albion last season.
The Telegraph reported yesterday that Newcastle are open to offers for the 29-year-old, but only if their demands are met.
The Premier League club are willing to send him out on loan for the rest of the season, but have insisted that any club must be prepared to pay his £60,000-a-week wages in full and agree to sign him for £20million if they win promotion.
The transfer news caused quite a reaction from fans in ‘The Original Nottingham Forest Supporters Group’ on Facebook.
One supporter suggested that Forest must sign Gayle if they are serious about winning promotion, but many fans did not agree with him, claiming that the striker is too expensive and that signing him is too much of a risk.
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Here is a look at some of the best responses from Forest fans on Facebook…
Danny Hutchinson: “I like him but no thanks. If we fail to win promotion, that’s a huge price to pay.”
Lee Watson: “£20M for a 29-year-old who hasn’t scored this season… no thanks.”
Simon Gillespie: “£2 million OK. £20 million… Give your head and wobble.”
Ellis Pignanelli: “He’s pulled his hamstring, so yeah let’s pay 20 million for man with injury.”
Billy Billson: “Could buy Mowatt and Woodrow for half the cost of Gayle.”
Stuart Wren: “If we signed him on those wages, other players including Lewis Grabban would be really happy… overall not worth that money, on them wages upsetting a settled dressing room.”
Daniel Culleton: “Gayle won’t be a game changer for us and unfortunately it comes at a price, these are the type of players we need to be after going forward but we need to stay inside financial limits. He’s out injured at the moment so timing could be wrong anyway.”
David Bond: “I’ve said all along he’s a great striker but not at that money he wound unrest the dressing room.”
Aron Padley: “Not worth £20m. Go get Lyle Taylor or Nketiah.”
Gearoid Lynch: “Not worth that gamble and if we fail to get promotion it could have serious repercussions.”
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