Newcastle have completed the £10million signing of striker Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace.
The 25-year-old forward has officially arrived at St. James’ Park for an undisclosed fee and has put pen to paper on a five-year deal.
“It’s a dream come true to be at a big club like this,” Gayle told the club’s website.
“Newcastle has a massive fan base and a great history so it is amazing to be here.
“I can’t wait to get started, prove myself and score the goals that take us back up to the Premier League. It’s where this club belongs.”
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Gayle, who signed for Palace for £4million from Peterborough in July 2013, spent three seasons at Selhurst Park, finishing as the Eagles’ top scorer in each of them and featuring in the 2016 FA Cup final at Wembley.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez added: “Dwight is a great player, a proven goalscorer, and it is fantastic news that he has joined us.
“He has a big personality, a lot of energy and pace. He is a good finisher also, so he will add goals to our squad, for sure.
“He knows English football well, too, and that is important in the Championship.
“I am sure Dwight will want to prove he can make a big difference to our team and I am looking forward to working with him.”
146 – Dwight Gayle scored a goal every 146 minutes in all competitions for Crystal Palace last season. Swoop.
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