QPR are reportedly interested in a deal to sign Manchester City youngster Tommy Doyle on loan for the 2021/22 campaign, according to Football League World.
What’s the story?
Doyle has been with Manchester City since 2009 and has gone on to make seven first team appearances for the club over the years, catching the eye with some strong performances for their academy teams.
He is yet to be sent out on loan in his career yet, but it appears as though Pep Guardiola is keen to find him regular minutes as he looks to further Doyle’s development at the earliest of opportunities.
The midfielder isn’t short of offers either, with QPR set to rival the likes of West Brom, Sheffield United and Fulham in the race to strike an agreement with Manchester City on a temporary basis for Doyle’s services, whilst six other Championship clubs are also keen on signing the 19-year-old.
High praise from former Manchester City scout
QPR finished ninth in the Championship last season and the club’s supporters have every reason to be in a confident mood heading into the 2021/22 campaign after such a strong finish to last term under the watchful eye of Mark Warburton.
The R’s have already added to their squad over the summer, with Charlie Austin’s permanent return among the arrivals at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, but they’re seemingly keen to continue adding depth to their squad ahead of the new season, with Doyle among their targets at the moment.
You would imagine that he’ll be keen to make a name for himself in senior football in the near future as he looks to force his way into the Manchester City senior squad on a regular basis further down the line.
Would Doyle be a good signing for QPR?
Therefore, this could play into QPR’s plans as they would be getting a player who ought to be hungry to prove himself at senior level; and with some of the creative talent that Warburton already has in his squad, it could prove to be a recipe for success for the R’s.
Former Manchester City scout Greg Walsh labelled Doyle ‘phenomenal’ last year in an interview with HITC, saying: “He’s one of the best of his age in Europe. He’s phenomenal.”
Doyle has already been called upon by Guardiola for Manchester City’s first team, which shows that he’s highly rated by the Premier League champions, and QPR fans should be buzzing to see their club being linked with a player of that potential, especially if they can fend off such widespread interest in him.