Arsenal Target Kevin Doyle Commits Future To Wolves

New contract for Molineux star.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Kevin Doyle has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract until 2015.

The 28-year-old had two years remaining on his previous deal, but has now put pen to paper on a longer-term agreement to remain at Molineux.

The Republic of Ireland international is the club’s joint record signing and has scored 18 goals in 74 appearances since joining from Reading in June 2009.

He revealed he agreed to sign a new deal on the first day of pre-season, despite rumours linking him with a move to Arsenal over the summer.

“I’m delighted to have signed,” he told the club’s website. “It’s something we’ve talked about for a while and it was just a case of getting everything all sorted.

“I don’t really think there was anything in the speculation this summer.

“I’d actually spoken to the gaffer on the very first day of pre-season when we talked about this contract and I was keen to get it done.

“I am very happy here and am just looking forward to carrying on with the season.

“There have been setbacks along the way but it’s also been a successful time and I think the club has always moved forward which is the most important thing.

“When you look around at what is being done with the stadium and the plans for the training ground you can see a long term plan, which is exciting to be part of.

“The new stand looks fantastic and it’s only halfway there while there are plans to improve the others as well which should really make this a great place to be.”

Manager Mick McCarthy is delighted to have secured his hit-man’s signature.

“It’s great news that Kevin has signed the new contract and his future is now secured for another four years,” he said

“He has been a key player for us in maintaining our Premier League status over the last two seasons when he has made a major contribution.

“From day one when he arrived he has been the consummate professional in the way he plays and also conducts himself off the pitch.

“He remains a big part of what we are trying to achieve here, and we are delighted that he has agreed to extend his stay.”

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