Last season, the 32-year-old made only nine appearances for the Magpies and failed to register a single goal as he saw only limited minutes on the pitch.


Gayle was no longer in Eddie Howe’s plans at St. James’ Park and was linked with a number of Championship clubs in the summer transfer window.



In the end, Stoke won the race for his services and the striker penned a two-year deal with the Potteries club.


It has been revealed that the Potters are only paying £20,000 a week and Newcastle United are still forking out £40,000 per week to cover the rest of Gayle’s salary.



Newcastle offered Gayle a hefty three-year contract in the 2020/21 season, which saw him earn £60,000 per week.


Stoke Care looking to remain within financial fair play rules and could not have signed the striker unless the Magpies covered part of his salary.



The 32-year-old has featured for Stoke ten times this season but has yet to score a goal for his new club.