Tommy Doyle has signed a four-year extension to his current City deal, keeping him at the Club until 2025. A massive win for the club in keeping another home grown player.
Doyle has been part of the academy setup since the age of eight. He made his first Premier League appearance in July as a second-half substitute against Newcastle United, having made his first-team debut back in October 2019 in a 3–1 EFL Cup win over Southampton.
Doyle said of his new deal-
“I see this place as my home,” he told CityTV. “I’ve been here so many years and to be offered a new contract was a massive thing for me. It was a no brainer to sign. Now it’s all sorted, I’m happy and ready for the start of the season now.
“I’m very happy with my progress. I am just trying to use the staff as much as possible and the players to get as much information for me to grow as a player and a person. I think the main thing is stepping out on that pitch and when I’ve done it, every time I’ve loved every minute of it. Hopefully this season I can get some more appearances and keep kicking on.
“For a young player, it’s everyone’s dream to play in the Premier League. It’s been my dream, especially at this club, because it’s the club that I love. To be trying to do it [play in Premier League] and to have done it before means so much to me.”
And Doyle on his famous grandfather-
“I don’t see it as a pressure because I am so proud of what they have done for this club,” he said after signing a four-year extension to his current contract.
“It is not an easy thing to do to go out and play games, especially the amount of games both my grandads played. For me, having the Doyle and Pardoe in me, it is something that will never put pressure on me.
“It is something I am just so proud of and something I believe will almost be correct for me to bring on their legacy. It is the right thing to do.
“It is something they worked so hard for. It is something I have worked so hard for. Both of them, more so my grandad Glyn, have been a part of getting me where I am today.”
It is fantastic to have Doyle on long term and I look forward to his development.
Thoughts on keeping a homegrown?