McCarthy restates Doyle stance


Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has reiterated his stance that only a huge bid would be enough to take striker Kevin Doyle away from Molineux.

The 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international enjoyed a fine first season with McCarthy's men, scoring nine goals in 37 appearances.

That sparked talk of interest from some of the Premier League's biggest clubs, but McCarthy is confident that Doyle is going nowhere.

He told the Express & Star:"When Kevin said recently that he was pledging his future to Wolves it suddenly caused a stir.

"The reality is that he was saying it to get everybody off his back. Leave him alone and let him play his football.

"Look, if Manchester United come in and offer the club £50million and give him 200 grand a week, I can't keep him.

"Then I'll have to say 'thanks, Kevin, all the best, see you'.

"But no, there's not been any approach from Arsenal – I can't be any straighter.

"Kevin will be a player for us unless someone comes in offering the earth, moon and stars for him."

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