Manchester City reportedly agrees a £47m swap deal with Wolves for Matheus Nunes . Tommy Doyle is heading in the opposite direction on loan from Manchester City. Pep Guardiola entered the market in the final stages of transfer market to strengthen his midfield depth, owing to Kevin De Bruyne sustaining a long-term muscle injury.
Tommy Doyle to Wolves as Nunes swap deal
West Ham’s Lucas Paqueta was the initial target for City but they quickly turned their attention towards Nunes. Wolves rejected the first bid worth £47m and were reluctant to sell the Portuguese. The figure was reported to be short of Wolves valuation of £60m. Despite this, negotiations kept ongoing between the two clubs and Wolves evidently paved way for the deal with a swap for Tommy Doyle.
However, Tommy Doyle will join Wolves on £5m deal in addition to a 50% sell on clause. Doyle spent his last season at Sheffield United on a loan. He also featured for England in the Under-21 European Championships earlier this summer, coming off the bench in the final as the Three Lions won the tournament. Doyle also expressed his hope of spending another season out on loan from City earlier this summer.
“I am not in a rush to move anywhere and leave City. The next step for me is to play Premier League football. Once I have done that for a year I’ll see where I am at.” Doyle said.
Tommy Doyle continued, “I need to have conversations with City to see what they want from me. Nothing has happened yet. With Sheffield United, it was more congratulations on being here and go and win the tournament. The expectation is to go all the way here. It should be exciting. This season has been massive. I have played a lot, getting promotion helps, I felt a massive part of it and it was enjoyable. Now I can represent my country and try to win something again.”
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