He's only 29 and it's not so long ago that Wolves paid 6.5 million for the guy. And McDermott knows him well of course, because of his days at Reading.
The Irishman would appear to tick all the right boxes and would bring some real quality to an otherwise rudimentary Leeds team. He won't want to sink into the third tier of English football and Wolves will be desperate to get him off the wage bill.
But there's the rub, of course. Can Leeds fund his wage demands, or, like Chris Wood, will the Elland Road faithful see a rival club snap up the man they need? Ipswich are rumoured to want him and it's the sort of canny deal that 'Arry might be interested in.
I've always liked Doyle as a player and he is the sort of guy that GFH Capital should move Heaven and Earth to sign. Whether or not they make a move may indicate their level of ambition. Becchio on loan, Doyle on a permanent deal, Morison in reserve. Leeds might then have the fire power to push for promotion. Sign a speedy wide man and a decent centre back and they might suddenly figure amongst the division's favourites.