West Bromwich striker Dwight Gayle has claimed he is pleased with his season so far with the Baggies, prompting further speculation on whether he will make his loan move from Newcastle permanent at the end of the season.
As quoted ny Birmingham Live, the former Crystal Palace striker was asked whether he could see himself in a West Brom shirt next season, to which he said:
“In the summer, I’m going to see what happens and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here.”
Gayle celebrated a magnificent hat-trick on Saturday afternoon as West Brom emphatically dispatched Preston 4-1 in the Championship.
As the Baggies look to replace interim manager James Shan, Gayle was also asked to comment on how he thinks the boss has performed during his time in charge, adding:
“What he has given over the last 13 years at the club has been fantastic.
“He has worked so hard in and around the training ground. You can see with our performances what we feel towards him.”
Gayle’s impressive goal scoring tally has helped the Baggies to fourth place in the Championship this season as they look to return to Premier League football next season.
#WestBrom are the only English team in the top 4 divisions to boast 2 players with 20+ league goals this season:
2️⃣1️⃣ Dwight Gayle
2️⃣1️⃣ Jay Rodriguez
This is the 1st time since 1957-58 that #WBA had a duo on 21+ league goals:
— Goodbrand Stats (@StatsChristian) April 13, 2019
Despite performing particularly well under Shan, Gayle’s decision to stay doesn’t seem like it will largely be affected by who’s in charge when the 2018/19 campaign begins, and it remains to be seen whether Newcastle will let the prolific striker make a permanent move.