It appears that whilst a move to north London to join the Ramos revolution would have been a ‘dream’ move for this Reading man it appears his club decided they would avoid the nightmare of losing another of their strikers!
Kevin Doyle’s dream move to Tottenham Hotspur collapsed last night after the club were unable to contact Reading officials before the transfer window slammed shut.
Spurs’ top target was Wigan striker Emile Heskey but the Latics turned down a £10m bid for the England frontman.
Spurs fan Doyle, who scored a hat-trick in Reading’s 4-2 win over Crystal Palace last weekend, was thought to be manager Juande Ramos’ second choice and they were willing to pay £7m for the Republic of Ireland international.
However Sportsmail understands Reading, who were aware of Spurs’ interest prior to the transfer window closing, were reluctant to let the 24-year-old leave without having enough time to find a suitable replacement. (Daily Mail)
£8m rated Doyle will surely be seething if this report is accurate mind you it’s from the Daily Mail so chances are it isn’t to be totally trusted. The Reading man has shown he is capable of being successful in the Premier League and whilst it’s understandable that the Royals don’t want to lose the Irishman surely it would have been advisable to at least inform the striker of the interest so he could consider the offer himself! Do Spurs fans think that form Cork City striker would have been a good addition to the White Hart Lane squad?