Sheffield United have signed Tommy Doyle on a season-long loan from Manchester City for 2022-23 season.
Doyle began his footballing career at Sandbach United aged four before joining City’s Academy at the age of eight, where he has graduated through their youth system and made seven senior appearances without scoring.
Last season saw the 20 year-old endure two tough loan spells as he first scored once in seven appearances at Hamburger SV, before joining Cardiff City where he netted two goals in 14 appearances for the Bluebirds.
Doyle also graduated to England Under-21s on the international stage last season, where he has made six appearances in total without scoring.
This season though will see Doyle join Sheffield Utd on a season-long loan deal and upon completing the move, he said: “I’m excited to be here, I’m ready and looking forward to starting the season,” as he looks to help the Blades fight for promotion in the Sky Bet Championship.
Doyle also admitted that once Sheffield Utd made their interest clear, he found it “… hard to say no to a club like this.”
April saw Doyle play at Bramall Lane for first time for Cardiff as the Bluebirds suffered a narrow away defeat to Utd, as the Blades ultimately moved closer towards an eventual play-off spot.
Reflecting on that experience as he prepares to make his home bow on Saturday 6 August against Millwall, Doyle said: “I played for Cardiff at Bramall Lane last season and it wasn’t easy.
“It was a tough day that I remember well, the fans and stadium were brilliant and I’m looking forward to playing there again.”
Sheffield Utd manager, Paul Heckingbottom is “pleased” to sign Doyle who he believes “… can add a lot of quality to our midfield,” with his versatility as he believes that the 20 year-old will fit in with the first-team squad well given his knowledge of their playing style.
Doyle has now joined his new teammates out in Portugal for a pre-season training camp, where they will play a friendly on Friday 8 July against Casa Pia.