'Would be a steal', 'We are going up' - Leeds fans react to reported enquiry for 23-goal striker
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds have reportedly made an enquiry for Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle – and Whites fans on Twitter have reacted with excitement.
The Daily Mail claimed via their live transfer blog (Tuesday, 2.57pm) that Hamburg and Malmo strikers Pierre Michel Lasogga and Pawel Cibicki were closing in on moves to the north of England with a loan deal and a £1.5million fee mentioned.
However, the report also detailed that Leeds had enquired for Gayle, 27, and fans of the Yorkshire giants on social media have decided they would prefer the Englishman out of the trio.
A number of supporters were tipping Thomas Christiansen’s side for promotion if they did manage to bring in Gayle, while one went as far as to claim that he would be a steal.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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— Steve Barron (@SteveBarron5) August 29, 2017
Don't want to loan Lasogga unless hes not actually the replacement for Wood. Gayle from Newcastle would be my first choice and £10m #lufc
— Craig (@cookster636) August 29, 2017
If we get Gayle we are going up #lufc
— TimAubert (@TimAubert) August 29, 2017
— Andrew (@AndrewjFarnaby) August 29, 2017
Interested in Lassoga, but Gayle at £10m would be a steal, even though it seems we've ruled him out #lufc
— Jay ???? (@lufc4625) August 29, 2017
— FinnLK (@FinnLufc19) August 29, 2017
Gayle would be a immense signing. #lufc
— Lucas Barker (@LucasBarker02) August 29, 2017
Gayle only moved to Newcastle last summer, but he played a huge part in helping the Magpies win the Championship title with a fine return of 23 goals from 32 league games.
However, in the Premier League he has remained goalless from two starts and was omitted from the match squad to face West Ham due to injury.
Leeds, meanwhile are searching for a new striker to replace the departed Chris Wood before Thursday’s transfer deadline.
In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites also enquired about this Premier League striker in the final year of his contract.