Matt Doherty is close to completing his move from Wolverhampton Wanderers to Tottenham Hotspur, according to Fabrizio Romano. The right-back will become Jose Mourinho’s third signing of the transfer window following the additions of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart.
Matt Doherty to Complete Tottenham Switch
An Exciting Addition
Matt Doherty had more touches in the opposition box than any other defender in the Premier league since the 2018/19 season. He plays as a marauding wing-back and gets forward at every opportunity. It will be interesting to see if he is allowed that sort of freedom under the rather more cagey Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.
He hugs the touchline and offers his team a great deal of width. Mourinho has favoured a back four so how Doherty will fit in is of interest. Spurs’ current right-back, Serge Aurier, also gets forward but his end product is often lacking in conviction. In fact, last season, Aurier put in the fourth highest number of crosses for a defender, but 85.4% of them didn’t reach their intended target.
The fee for the right back is believed to be around £12 million rising to £16 million after add ons.
There may well be players who are easier on the eye than Matt Doherty but he is robust, full of experience and is a threat when he does get forward, scoring seven goals last season. With the talent Spurs have in the final third, it makes Doherty a great addition to the squad.
Jose Mourinho Player
Jose Mourinho likes his players to work hard all over the pitch and Doherty does that in abundance. Having already sold Kyle Walker-Peters to Southampton, Serge Aurier may also now be sold although Mourinho may want to keep Aurier to make sure he has back up across his defence.