Done Deal: Crystal Palace Completed £4.5m Deal to Sign Peterborough United Striker Dwight Gayle

Selhurst Park side sign talented young forward.

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Crystal Palace have completed a £4.5m deal to sign highly rated Peterborough United striker Dwight Gayle according to the club’s official website.

The 22 year old has signed a four year deal and will help to boost Ian Holloway’s Selhurst Park attacking options ahead of their return to the Premier League.

Gayle was released by Arsenal as a teenager but has battled through the divisions to find his way back into the English top tier.

After a successful loan spell at London Road Gayle complete a permanent £500k Posh move last January and scored 13 goals in 29 appearances for the Posh last term.

Gayle told the club’s official website: “I’m ecstatic really. I just want to get pre-season started now.

“The chance came and I had to grab it because I might not get another chance. To be playing in the Premier League from where I’ve come from is a big achievement really.

“I’m just really looking forward to it and hopefully I can take the opportunity with both hands and do well.

“Ian Holloway is good manager and for him to point out my talent and my ability is a good feeling. I just hope I can repay him with goals for the club and help them stay in the Premier League.

“He’s built a very attacking side, which is what you need really. You need to score goals to win games to keep you up and to win trophies, which he proved last season.”

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