Defender Lewie Coyle has left Fleetwood Town to join Hull City for an undisclosed fee The 24 year old had three loan spells at Highbury before signing permanent in January.
The announcement was made today 7 August 2020 through the Hull City official Twitter page.
Our first signing of the summer!
— Hull City (@HullCity) August 7, 2020
Coyle started his footballing life at his boyhood club Leeds United and hit the headlines as a 10-year-old when he was involved in an alleged tapping-up scandal with Chelsea. Coyle’s father alleged that he was offered £10,000 ‘in readies’ and the promise of a new kitchen if his son were to attend a one-week trial with the Premier League champions. It was also claimed that Spanish giants Barcelona had made an offer for Coyle around the same time.
Coyle made his first start on 9 January 2016 against Rotherham United to help Leeds advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup in a 2–0 victory.
On 26 October 2016, Coyle picked up a knee injury in normal time against Norwich City in the English League Cup. His injury was after Leeds had used all their substitutes and saw Leeds down to 10 men for all of the 30 minutes of extra time; however Leeds managed to secure a penalty shootout victory after a 2–2 draw.
On 3 November, despite being out injured, Coyle signed a new two-year extension deal at the club keeping him at the club until the end of the 2019 season.