According to the Evening Standard, Norwich City will return with a multi-million pound bid for Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle when the transfer window reopens in January.
This article suggests that Norwich City are poised to make a January bid for Palace striker Dwight Gayle, despite the frontman becoming a regular part of Alan Pardew’s starting XI since August. Have a read and see what you think. Is there any truth in it?
Alex Neill is believed to be desperate to add goalscoring options to his current squad, and despite the fact that Gayle himself is still yet to get off the mark in the Premier League so far this season, the Scotsman has supposedly been a long-term admirer of the former Peterborough striker.
The Canaries did put a bid, believed to have been in excess of £10 million for Dwight in the final few hours of the August transfer window, before seeing their advances turned away by the Palace board after Gayle’s former teammate Glenn Murray was allowed to leave Selhurst Park for Bournemouth at the deadline.
In the months that have followed, Alan Pardew has used the diminutive frontman at the head of the side on a regular basis, albeit mainly as a direct consequence of the lack of out-and-out striking options at his immediate disposal. Without the services of Connor Wickham for much of the campaign, Gayle has been forced to occupy the role of a lone forward on more than one occasion, doing his level best whenever called upon, even though the results have been relatively mixed.
Given the change in attitude towards him from the management staff since the summer, a move which sees Gayle depart for Carrow Road in the New Year seems unlikely at this stage, but there are certainly no shortage of articles linking him with a move to East Anglia, as the link attached above proves.
He’s certainly altered the opinion of many previously sceptical Palace fans in recent months thanks to his industrious approach to the game. Hopefully, his luck changes in front of goal before too long, allowing him to have a successful second half to the season whilst still playing in red and blue.
Have a read of the piece referenced above and make your own minds up. Would we be likely to let him go if the discussed bid is made?