It has been no secret that West Brom have been missing a prolific striker this season compared to last in the Championship.

Hal Robson-Kanu and Charlie Austin have scored a combined total of 19 goals in the Championship, compared to Dwight Gayle and Jay Rodriguez who scored 45 last season.

Both have featured in the Premier League this season, with Gayle scoring in his two last appearances in the league under Steve Bruce.

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Peterborough Today has reported that the Baggies are interested in re-signing Gayle from Newcastle in the summer.

It would be a sensational return for Gayle, but Albion needed him to help them get promoted, not for after they possibly secure that without him.

Express and Star journalist Joseph Masi has suggested that fans should maybe take this speculation with a pinch of salt.

Masi claimed that West Brom have two shortlists for the summer, one for the Premier League and another should they miss out on promotion.

Many West Brom fans have reacted to the links, claiming that Albion should be looking elsewhere – especially if they earn promotion to the Premier League.

The 29-year-old has only made 14 appearances with nine of those off the bench, with his two goals recently the only he has managed this season.

Baggies fans claim that more of a proven striker and Gayle’s record this season definitely backs up their opinion.

West Brom News have picked out the best reactions below…

It all depends on which system Slaven Bilic wants to use next season of course, with the Croatian preferring a lone-target man rather than two poaches like last season.

If it was down to the fans, Gayle would be staying where he was and maybe Bilic should take that advice and look elsewhere.

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1 COMMENT

  1. It’s probably just boring lazy “I need a story” paper talk.
    BUT
    If he’s 10 million and will accept a two year contract at 20k a week then come on boys get him in. Obviously based on us going up.
    If he wants 40 to 50k a week (VERY GREEDY) then no thank you.

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