Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has revealed that a whole host of clubs were trying to sign striker Dwight Gayle before he finalised his move to Premier League side Crystal Palace.
Gayle joined Posh on-loan in November from League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge and was an instant hit at London Road by scoring goals left, right and centre.
His loan move was then made permanent in the January transfer window after Peterborough forked out around £500,000 for the 22-year-old.
Unfortunately Gayle's goalscoring tally of 13 goals in 29 games wasn't enough to keep Posh in the Championship after a last-game defeat to Crystal Palace relegated them to League One.
It was reported that the likes of Norwich City, Queens Park Rangers and also Wigan Athletic were all interested in Gayle, but the striker eventually joined newly-promoted side Crystal Palace for a fee estimated to be around £6million.
The Posh chairman, who is currently with the team in Ireland for their pre-season tour, took to Twitter to wish Gayle the best of luck and believes he will be a great success in the top-flight of English football.
"Just want to wish Dwight Gayle all the best in scaring the life out of Premier League defenders for Crystal Palace. What a signing for them!
"To the people doubting this Gayle move and moaning about value. This boy will score a lot of goals in the Prem & make many Prem managers look daft for not landing him as opposed to signing another foreigner!
"There were 12 clubs who came in for Gayley over June. Palace have made one of the best signings of the summer."
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