ALBION today welcomed striker Dwight Gayle to the Club following a “loan-swap" agreement with Newcastle United.
The deal sees the 28-year-old striker join the Baggies on a season-long loan while Salomon Rondon switches to Tyneside under the same arrangement.
Dwight arrives having posted one of the most devastating records of Championship goalscoring in modern times when he hit 23 in 32 appearances to inspire Newcastle’s promotion charge in 2016/17.
Head Coach Darren Moore admitted this proven record and Gayle’s style of play were key factors in his decision to make the swap.
He says: “This deal was in the best interests of both clubs. Dwight is a proven goalscorer in the Championship. He’s quick and sharp off the back of defenders and I believe he will add to our goal threat.”
Dwight said: “The manager attracted me. He’s really enthusiastic about my game and I’m buzzing to come down and I can’t wait to get started."