REPORT: Tottenham Hotspur on the Verge of Completing Deal for Matt Doherty

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WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Olympiacos FC at Molineux on August 06, 2020 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Sam Bagnall - AMA/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of completing a deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers right-back Matt Doherty, according to The Athletic.

Lyall Thomas of Sky Sports News is also reporting that Spurs are in advanced talks to secure the Irishman’s signature.

Matt Doherty on the Verge of Joining Tottenham Hotspur

The Deal

A deal for the 28-year-old to move to North London will be worth £12 million in up-front costs, according to the report. Including add-ons, the deal is set to be worth around £15 million.

Doherty is a key priority for Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho as he looks to strengthen in a problem area for Spurs.

Tottenham have already seen Kyle Walker-Peters depart this summer. The 23-year-old joined Southampton earlier this summer.

As a result, that leaves the North London club with Serge Aurier has their only natural right-back. However, they are reportedly looking to sell the Ivorian, with AC Milan one of the clubs linked with a move.

Doherty has proven himself to be an excellent Premier League right-back for Wolves since their return. He has rarely missed a game in the top-flight, featuring in 74 of their 76 games since their promotion in 2018.

Furthermore, the Irishman has been utilised in his role as a wing-back, showing his ability going forward as well as defensively. The 28-year-old registered six goals and four assists last season; in the previous campaign, he scored eight goals in all competitions.

Do Wolves Already Have a Replacement Lined-Up?

With Doherty set for a move to North London, Wolves’ replacement could be coming from the other side of North London.

Nuno Espirito Santo is keen to add Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles to his squad at Molineux. The versatile 22-year-old prefers to play in central midfield, but can also operate as a right-back.

Wolves have already seen one bid rejected by the Gunners. However, a deal is close to being agreed.

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