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Reports: Manchester City starting to use 2-year loans for academy talents

Sunderland are reportedly in talks to sign academy centre-back Callum Doyle on a two-year loan deal, with an explanation for the two-year duration provided in reports.


Andy Tomlinson of Roker Report exclusively revealed that Sunderland are in talks to sign academy central defender Callum Doyle on a two-year loan deal, with the report highlighting that the 17-year-old followed the League One side on Instagram the night before last along with several members of their development squad.

Scott Wilson of The Northern Echo followed not too long after - reporting similar about the left-footed centre-back and the proposed move to the North East - and provided an explanation as to why City have started using two-year loan deals for their youngsters.

Wilson claims that City have started using two-year loan arrangements for some of their youngsters as they feel it gives them a degree of security and stability, which would be beneficial for their development.

City have recently sent out Filip Stevanovic to Eredivise side SC Heerenveen on a two-year loan deal, which raised a few eyebrows within the fanbase given the unusual duration.

But the reasoning provided by Wilson would appear to be quite sound, and it gives the receiving clubs an incentive to develop the player as they would be staying and helping achieve their aspirations for longer than usual.

Doyle, who has also been deployed at left-back, has featured regularly for the Under-18s and Under-23s, both of which won Premier League titles at their respective levels - making a total of 31 appearances across all competitions last term, including games in the EFL Trophy.

The England youth international joined City in 2014.


Written by: @NA1907_

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