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Doyle to join Wolves permanently | Men’s first team | News

Tommy Doyle will become a permanent Wolves player on July 1, 2024, after the club activated the option in the midfielder’s loan deal this week.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a fruitful loan spell from Manchester City this season, playing 30 times and bringing different qualities to Gary O’Neil’s midfield, and has now signed a four-year deal at Molineux.

Confident on the ball and with an impressive range of passing, the youngster arrived on transfer deadline day last summer, fresh from helping Sheffield United enter the Premier League on loan the previous season.

The Molineux opportunity was a first taste of the top flight for the City youth player, who patiently waited for his opportunities, which initially came from the bench and showed his ability, especially in the autumn victories over AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur.

Once settled at this level, Doyle’s opportunities increased and a stunning Emirates FA Cup goal at Brentford started Wolves’ journey in the competition and earned the midfielder a place in the club’s Goal of the Season nominations.

A positive influence off the field and always professional in training, Doyle earned his manager’s trust, starting with impressive Premier League wins over Everton and Fulham at Molineux, as well as success in the Black Country derby in The Hawthorns.

Now, a summer after winning the UEFA European Under-21 Championship with England, Doyle has made Molineux his permanent home until 2028, with the deal including an additional two-year option.

Sporting director Matt Hobbs said: “We have never seen Tommy as a loan player and he has not acted like one. Little by little he has been gaining more minutes and has become more important, which I think is an ideal first year. What he offers to our midfield is something different to the others, so this was very inevitable.

“He accepts who we are as a club and what we are trying to create culturally within the group. He’s a great player for what we’re trying to achieve off the field and he gives us a lot on the field, so he’s the exact type of player I think the Wolves should sign.

“If you look at the type of players we like to sign as a football club, generally they haven’t reached their ceiling yet and have many more to come. Tommy is a fraction of the player he will become, the more he gets used to the league and the greater the understanding of him. “I am very excited for now but also for his future at Wolves.”