Chris Wilder could be set to make a move for Dwight Gayle if he gets the West Bromwich Albion job, according to the Sunday Mirror (30/05, page 76).
The Baggies are still looking for a new manager following Sam Allardyce’s decision to leave the Hawthorns at the end of the season, after they were relegated from the Premier League.
Chris Wilder, though, is a strong contender to replace Allardyce at the Hawthorns, as the former Sheffield United manager looks to get back into work.
There is still a long way to go before he is appointed, but according to the Sunday Mirror, the 53-year-old has already identified who he wants to sign.
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Gayle is no stranger to West Brom, having spent the 2018/19 season at the Hawthorns on loan from Newcastle United.
The forward scored 24 goals in 41 games for the Baggies, helping them reach the Championship play-off semi-finals before they lost to Aston Villa.
But he’s out of favour at Newcastle and could be set to move on this summer, but he could cost a hefty amount given that he recently penned a new deal until 2024.
Here, we take a look at West Brom fans’ reactions to a potential Hawthorns return for Gayle…
Why the hate, he is worth a punt, knows the club, gets the fans and most importantly scores goals. Been fit now since Jan so well worth a go.
— Si73 (@SimonHargest) May 30, 2021
Concerned that has not played much football for 2 years now . Also had some injuries. Might not be the same Gayle we had previously
— James Hamilton (@JamesHamiltonGK) May 30, 2021
if Chris Wilder get him home
them Wilder will be a legend already
— James Day (@JamesDa66851618) May 30, 2021
Hey that’s not the worst bit of business that we could do. Get another scorer alongside . Happy about that and he knows the club
— Nigel Greenwood (@NigelGreenwoo11) May 30, 2021
I'd deffo take him if we got him on a 1 or 2 year contract
— Rob 🌹🏴🇬🇧 (@_RobWBA) May 30, 2021
I jus wanna hear “boom boom” again gives me goosebumps when I hear it 🥲
— Brad Seal (@BradSeal1) May 30, 2021
Could you imagine Gayles movement and finishing with Pereira’s creativity! 🤯
— JonW1995 (@JonW1995) May 30, 2021
Exactly why I don’t want Wilder, not being funny I love Gayle as much as the next fan but it’s more aging legs who after a year we will look to replace, just get a long term signing in now or look to the bench and we have Grant and Robbo https://t.co/Fi9WHE8qnz
— Jordan Brown | #LaiOut (@Jordan_Brown29) May 30, 2021