Sunderland are in discussions over a move for Manchester City youngster Callum Doyle, according to reports from Roker Report.
It’s claimed that the talks are with regards to a potential two-year loan deal that would see the youngster continue his development at the Stadium Of Light.
A central defender by trade, Doyle has enjoyed a promising upbringing after working his way through the ranks at the Etihad Stadium after featuring for the club on a regular basis at under-18 and under-23 level where he featured in the Papa John’s Trophy and helped them to the Premier League 2 title.
At 17 years of age there’s a significant amount of time for Doyle to continue his development and it’s claimed that a move to Wearside could offer him the ‘sort of security and stability that is beneficial to his development’.
For Lee Johnson’s side, this is certainly an area that they’ll be looking to strengthen.
Sunderland are looking for a central defender this summer following Dion Sanderson’s return to parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The centre-back enjoyed an excellent loan spell at the club but is now attracting significant attention from the likes of Newcastle United and Sheffield United who are said to be lining up a move.
But regardless of what happens with Sanderson it seems like this could be a loan move with a move to the future.
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This could be a great signing for Sunderland.
The Wearsiders are looking to tap into their Premier League network for potential talent and Callum Doyle is certainly a player who has flown under the radar.
At 17 years of age, there’s a good chance that the defender will take some time to adapt to the demands of first team football but if it’s a two-year loan spell then the hope would be that this can give him the space to build himself up to it.
That said I’ve heard only good things about Doyle and so this could prove to be a really shrewd addition.