Sporting director confirms talks with Manchester City man – ‘Just a matter of time’ for transfer deal

Manchester City youngster Tommy Doyle has been asked to leave loan club Hamburg this month in search of regular time elsewhere.

That says sporting director Michael Mutzel, who has confirmed that the German club has had talks with the man from Manchester City before the Christmas holidays.

Doyle has been with the 2.Bundesliga club since the summer, when he moved on loan from Manchester City in search of regular time.

However, he has not been given that and several reports over the past month have indicated that the deal will be terminated early so that he can move elsewhere in the January transfer window.

There has been no official confirmation that this is the plan, but Mutzel has now confirmed that this is the wish of the Manchester City youngster.

“Before the winter break, we had a conversation with Tommy in which he told us that he wanted more playing time and that this was also the reason for the rental,” said the coach. MOPO reports that he says so.

“This playing time was limited, so he asked to be able to end the loan. We agreed with that for the time being.

“Tommy is now looking for a new club. For the time being, we assume that he probably won’t come back, but we don’t want to rule it out 100 percent.”

Despite the player’s wishes, there still appears to be no official agreement with Manchester City to end the lease.

MOPO reports that Doyle is ‘still on leave’, who has returned to England over Christmas, and there is no time pressure for a decision yet.

However, no one in the Volkspark believes the midfielder will return to Hamburg at the moment.

HSV bosses are ‘relaxed’ about the situation, and there is no timetable for events, but a decision ‘should be made’ in the week after the city derby against St. Pauli on January 21st by means of ‘schedule security’.

A division between the two parties is: ‘just a matter of time’ right now, with Hamburg convinced they are ‘well positioned’ should he leave and no one in England doubts that he will soon find a new club.

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