According to reports from Birmingham Live, Aston Villa are considering making a move for Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle this summer.
The 28-year-old joined West Bromwich Albion on loan in a part-exchange deal that saw Salomon Rondon moving the other way.
The report claims that Gayle is valued at £20m by the Magpies but Villa will look to strike a bargain deal for him. Villa’s recruitment staff have already made contact about a potential summer move for Gayle and asked about the striker during the play-off semi-final clash against the Baggies.
Villa fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to express their reaction on the club’s interest in Gayle. While he has a terrific record in the Championship, doubts remain on whether he is good enough to play regular Premier League football, with his record of 21 goals in 99 top-flight outings in English football giving a dismal reading.
The Villans simply cannot spend big money on someone who could prove to be a massive gamble. And the majority of the fans think likewise. Here are some of the best reactions on Twitter:
No deal. He isn’t the right character for us.
— Razor Sharpe (@Razor_Sharper) May 30, 2019
If we can get him dirt cheap then maybe as 3 or 4 choice striker. As a starter. Hell no!!!
— Roy Kjetil Nylend (@royken86) May 30, 2019
Good back up striker I guess
— Josh (@joshavfcmorris) May 30, 2019
— James(Jim)Brooks (@BrooksVillan51) May 30, 2019
He’s a good championship striker with guaranteed goals at that level. He’s not Prem quality at all, so I hope this is just a rumour. Not keen at all.
— Dante’ Ingerus (@Ingy1976) May 30, 2019
No! He’s not good enough! King, Martinez(Atlanta) or Moise Kean on loan from Juve!
— Thomas Finberg (@ThomasFinberg) May 30, 2019
Excellent Championship striker,but Premiership?
— Chris Belton (@belters5705) May 30, 2019
Gayle doesn’t fit the style or transfer policy that’s been touted around. Too old, no resale value.
— Craig Turton-Lyndel (@MrDelDante) May 30, 2019