Monday 18 December 2017

McCarthy warns off Doyle's suitors

Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

MICK McCARTHY has issued a stern hands-off warning to any clubs contemplating a move for Wolves' star striker Kevin Doyle.

The Irish international has attracted attention from Liverpool, who have joined Arsenal and Juventus as admirers of the Wexford man.

However, McCarthy is in no mood to listen to any offers for the 27-year-old, and feels that the transfer window should already have closed with the season under way.

"I will be seriously intending for them to Foxtrot Oscar," said McCarthy, when asked about any possible interest. "I think the window should coincide with the start of the season because teams can be disrupted after that.

"Imagine if someone took one of my best players -- it would rip the heart out of the team.

"Roger Johnson and Jamie O'Hara came here with the belief we were keeping all our best players, so I don't think it will happen. If there were any calls, I would be telling them to get lost."

Doyle was in scoring form last Sunday, breaking the deadlock in the 2-0 win over Fulham that maintained the Midlanders' 100pc start to the new campaign.

Irish Independent

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