Sporting director Matt Hobbs has been speaking about new signing Tommy Doyle, after the club confirmed his signing this morning.

Doyle has officially sealed his move to the club on loan from Manchester City.

Doyle comes in as the club’s fifth addition of the window, after Tom King, Matt Doherty, Enso Gonzalez and Santiago Bueno.

It is an exciting move by Wolves.

Doyle was seen as one of City’s brightest prospects.

And Hobbs’ comments about the youngster are about the excite Wolves fans…

Matt Hobbs says Tommy Doyle can bring a quality to Wolves than Ruben Neves did

Wolves’ sporting director Hobbs has been speaking about the club’s latest recruit to the official website.

He is delighted to land Doyle, and watched him play a lot last year at Sheffield United in his previous role in recruitment.

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He says that City’s interest in Nunes allowed Wolves to reignite the interest they had in Doyle at the start of pre-season.

And Hobbs reckons Doyle can bring a ball-playing ability lost with the sale of Ruben Neves.

He said (Wolves official): “For me, he’s a technician, a ball player, a little bit like what Ruben Neves was to the team. He’s got a lot of quality, has a good set piece delivery and is a free-kick taker, and he’ll give Gary an option to maybe have a bit more control of games with his ability on the ball.

“With the youth football career he’s had, for club and country, he went to the Championship and forced his way into the team, and showed he was beyond that. The next challenge is to prove he can do it every week in the Premier League and we’re here to help him, Gary is here to develop him as a Premier League midfielder like he was, so I think we’re a perfect place for Tommy to show what he’s capable of.”

Go well, Tommy

So Doyle has now officially signed for Wolves.

It’s great business by Wolves to get him in, and clearly the club have had him on their radar for weeks.

Hobbs’ remark about him being a ball-player like Neves is encouraging.

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Obviously he will not be a replacement for the Portuguese.

But it will be nice to have someone who is confident on the ball and technical.

Wolves fans will now see who follows Doyle through the door on deadline day.

Talks are on between Wolves and Southampton over Che Adams, who could sign on loan.

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