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Norwich signing this proven Championship speed demon would make them a dangerous attacking side in the PL next season

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Norwich City opinion: Should the Canaries re-ignite a move for Dwight Gayle?

Norwich City finished at the top of the Championship table, which given Leeds United’s dominance was a surprise.

The Whites had the lead for a majority of the season and were the bookies’ favourites to make it back to the top-tier. But fate clearly had other ideas and instead, the Canaries found their way back up.

It’s was partly thanks to Daniel Farke and his tactics but a lot of it was because of the players.

Teemu Pukki flopped at Schalke and Marco Stiepperman also had the same issues elsewhere. But when played together, the two combined for a phenomenal 56 goals. Pukki did play a part in a majority of that total, with 39 goal contributions to his name.

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Mario Vrancic, Emiliano Buendia and Onel Hernandez managed to combine to create 55 goals. It’s a stunning return from just five players but Norwich City still need to add reinforcements.

They may not be able to continue that trend in the Premier League, as it’s a lot tougher than the Championship. Space that is available in and around defenders will be tougher to find, especially against the top-six sides.

The top-tier is a much tougher animal and it’s one of the many reasons why they should consider a move for Dwight Gayle. English News outlet the Shields Gazette has reported that the Canaries are interested in the 28-year-old and have made him amongst their targets.

The Newcastle United striker is someone that Norwich City should know very well, having spent the season on loan at West Bromwich.

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Furthermore, while on loan, Gayle would go on to score 23 goals in the Championship alone and add a further 8 assists. It’s why a move makes sense. Gayle has spent a lot of time in the Premier League over the last few seasons.

Both spells at Newcastle United and Crystal Palace did not end well for the 28-year-old, with the Magpies looking for someone else. It’s why he spent the season on loan with the Baggies and is now on the lookout for a permanent move.

However, despite that, it seems that all Gayle needed was the right manager. He finished with 20 plus goals for the first time in a long time and in due time, he will be able to do the same for Norwich.

Add that to his 100 Premier League appearances and the Canaries get a valuable star.

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Dwight Gayle clearly has no future at Newcastle United and it’s why he needs to start looking for a move away. More than anything, Norwich City is perfect for him and with time, the Canaries will prove to be a great fit.