Former Peterborough United striker Dwight Gayle makes Championship move

Former Peterborough United striker Dwight Gayle has joined Championship side Stoke City.

By Ben Jones
Friday, 22nd July 2022, 11:25 am
Updated Friday, 22nd July 2022, 11:25 am
Dwight Gayle in action for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent.
Dwight Gayle in action for Posh. Photo: Joe Dent.

The 32-year-old has been out of favour at moneybags Newcastle United and made just eight league appearances last season.

Posh did enquire about the possibility of him re-joining the club on loan early last season but those talks did not progress. He was instead linked with a loan switch to another of his former clubs West Brom but a move did not materialise.

He leaves the Premier League side with a record of 34 goals in 122 games, with a large 55 of those being substitute appearances.

His Championship record is impressive though, with 59 goals from 100 Championship games, 13 of those coming for Posh in the 2012-13 campaign.

Gayle has signed a two-year-contract with the Potters and becomes their sixth signing of the summer.