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West Brom’s deal to land Premier League striker hits a snag

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West Bromwich Albion have a chance of signing Dwight Gayle from Newcastle United but talks have hit a stumbling block, according to reliable journalist Alan Nixon.

Negotiations have stalled because personal terms are a “major issue” in the completion of this deal.

There has been talk over a potential swap deal between West Brom and Newcastle with Salomon Rondon heading to St James’ Park and Gayle going the other way.

But West Brom are also open to selling Rondon, who can leave at £16m.

The Venezuela international is seen by Rafa Benitez as the perfect physical centre-forward to replace Fulham bound Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The arrival of Rondon would see Gayle become surplus to requirements and he is interesting the Baggies.

The 28-year-old only netted six times last season but his tally of 23 Championship goals in 2016/17 helped Newcastle win promotion back to the Premier League.

The Verdict

Gayle is a proven Championship striker and he would easily get 20+ goals if he stays fit all season.

Although losing Rondon’s physicality would be a blow, Darren Moore would love to have Gayle and Jay Rodriguez as his striker options going into the new campaign.

Personal terms are an issue at the moment, though, so one or both parties need to compromise to get this done.

West Brom fans – Would you like to sign Gayle? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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