Posh sign Gayle permanently

Peterborough have confirmed the permanent signing of Dagenham

striker Dwight Gayle on a four-and-a-half-year deal for

?500,000.

The 22-year-old has been on loan at Posh since mid-November and

has scored five goals in six games for Darren Ferguson’s side.

A deal will now become permanent on January 2, with the fee

potentially rising to ?750,000.

Ferguson told the club’s official website: “Dwight has done very

well and him and Lee Tomlin have formed an effective partnership,

they have caused a lot of problems and long may that continue.

“I am pleased that everything has been sorted out and credit to

the chairman for providing the finance for the deal.”

Gayle added: “I am delighted that everything went well, I have

really enjoyed my time at the club during my loan spell and I am

very pleased to be staying. I want to improve and I believe I can

do that here.”

Gayle, in his first season in professional football, has

certainly proved himself a force to be reckoned with, having scored

seven goals for the Daggers in 20 appearances before his move to

London Road.