The Wolverhampton Wanderers right-back will join Jose Mourinho’s side this summer. The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the Midlands club have accepted the £15 million bid made by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Matt Doherty Close to Tottenham Hotspur Switch
Nuno Espirito Santo Happy to Sell
Though the loss of Doherty will come as a blow for Wolves, it is being reported that both manager Nuno Espirito Santo and chairman Jeff Shi are united in their decision to sell.
The Republic of Ireland international has been with Wolves since 2012. His recent displays have caught the eye of José Mourinho.
Over the course of a long campaign with his club, Doherty made 50 appearances across all competitions. The 28-year-old demonstrated his attacking threat from the full-back position with seven goals and five assists, a contribution that will not have been lost on Mourinho.
Serge Aurier‘s Future in Doubt
The signing of Doherty could spell the end of Serge Aurier‘s Tottenham career. The Ivory Coast defender joined the club in 2017 and has two years left to run on his contract.
Aurier was given regular licence to roam forward under Mourinho last season. However, he flattered to deceive with his end product. No full-back in the Premier League has registered as many touches in the opposition penalty box as Matt Doherty over the last two seasons (203). Perhaps the Portuguese manager has found a man who can add a new dimension to his team’s attack, as well as offering key defensive stability when required.
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