Newcastle United should definitely bring back Dwight Gayle
Newcastle United picked up their first win of the season against Watford this weekend but the Magpies have otherwise made a dreadful start to their season. Rafa Benitez’s men are out of the relegation zone for now, but the Tyneside will definitely need to make amends to stay in the league.
Newcastle have managed to score just 7 goals in their 11 games so far which is a league low at the moment. They are struggling to create a lot of chances and are failing to find the net on a consistent basis.
The Magpies brought in Salomon Rondon on a season-long loan deal from West Bromwich Albion that saw Dwight Gayle in the other direction. Rondon is yet to score a goal in the league this season while Gayle has already racked up a total of 8 goals and 1 assist in 13 appearances for the Baggies.
West Brom have definitely gotten the better deal out of this and that is why Newcastle United should aim to bring back their striker at the end of the season. Rondon has failed to make an impact and though he stands out in many areas, he has failed to show the energy and threat Gayle possesses.
The 28-year-old has been in supreme form for David Moore’s men this season. Alongside Jay Rodriguez, the pair has racked up a total of 16 goals amongst themselves. Since Gayle left, Newcastle have lacked energy and pace up front.
The English striker is quick on the ball and loves to run in behind the defenders. He directness makes it very hard for opposition defenders to get him off the ball. Rondon possesses strength and aerial prowess, but those traits haven’t fared well for the Venezuelan at the St. James’ Park.
Gayle certainly fits Rafa Benitez’s style and now that the striker has received a season-long loan spell to revitalise the career, the Spanish coach should begin preparations to have him back for the next season.
Should the Magpies fail to maintain their status as a Premier League club, they will certainly require his services in the Championship next season. Gayle topped the goalscoring charts for Newcastle the last time he played for them in England’s second division. Regardless, bringing him back should be the number one priority for the Magpies.