Nottingham Forest have been knocked back in their attempts to sign Newcastle United forward Dwight Gayle, according to journalist Alan Nixon.
Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi is keen to bring in a striker option to hand back up to top scorer Lewis Grabban.
Grabban has been in superb form this season, but has played the majority of Forest’s game, barely having a rest, and Lamouchi is keen to bring in an adequate back up that will boost their promotion chances.
Interest from Forest in Newcastle United striker Gayle has since emerged with Forest joining a number of clubs in looking at the former West Bromwich Albion man.
Gayle has struggled to find ample playing time under Steve Bruce in the Premier League, and it is thought that he is now looking for first team football.
However, despite Forest’s interest – it is reported that demands from Newcastle over a potential loan deal have halted a deal.
The Premier League side want any potential suitor to pay Gayle’s full wages of £65,000 whilst on loan, and that is said to have put Forest off a move.
Well known and respected journalist Alan Nixon was answering a Q&A on his official Twitter account on Tuesday evening, and he gave a short and simple answer when asked about Gayle’s chances of becoming a Red.
No. Way. https://t.co/ikyFhlYbfJ
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) January 14, 2020
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£65,000 per week is simply to much money for Forest to be shelling out when they already have a starting striker. Lamouchi should be turning his attention to a younger option who has a point to prove or experience to gain.
Yes, the Rafa Mir project did not work – but bringing back Tyler Walker for example would be a great move.
Gayle may not be getting much playing time at Newcastle, but with wage demands like that – he may struggle to get a club this month.