Kevin Doyle has been approached by Major League Soccer side Colorado Rapids over the possibility of a move as the Western Conference side look to bolster their frontline, according to a report by ESPN FC.
The Republic of Ireland international striker only has five months remaining on his current contract with Championship club Wolverhampton Wanderers and could move for free in the summer.
A pre-contract agreement can be negotiated now as Doyle is in the final six months of his current deal and Wolves are not willing to offer him an extension as he is out of favour with the club.
The 31-year-old forward spent the first half of the current campaign on loan with Premier League side Crystal Palace but failed to make much of an impact as he only made three substitute appearances in the league without scoring a goal.
Doyle did find the net once for Palace as he scored in their 4-0 FA Cup win at Dover Athletic in Alan Pardew’s first game in charge but he has now returned to Wolves and is set to see out the remainder of his contract before moving on.Embed from Getty Images
It is believed that the player would prefer to stay in England but with Colorado showing an interest, Doyle could be persuaded to take up the challenge of playing in MLS with the Rapids.
Colorado struggled last season as they finished in eighth place in the Western Conference but they have been looking at bringing in a proven goalscorer for much of the offseason and have also been linked with Fulham’s Colombian striker Hugo Rodallega.
The Rapids were one of many clubs interested in Erick Torres but the Mexican striker has since moved to the Houston Dynamo and Kevin Doyle could now be Colorado’s primary target.
Doyle has scored 34 goals and picked up 23 assists in 173 appearances for Wolves and has made 61 international appearances for the Republic of Ireland, scoring 14 times for his country.
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