Tottenham secure Doherty move
Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Matt Doherty from Wolves ahead of the 2020/21 season.
Making a huge impression for Nuno Espirito Santo’s team in the Premier League over the past two years, Jose Mourinho has moved quickly to snap up the 28-year-old.
Spurs have had a few issues at right-back recently and Doherty is seen as the man who can fix them given Serge Aurier’s mixed form.
Doherty has registered 15 assists and 15 goals in all competitions in the past two campaigns and he will offer the Lilywhites an attacking outlet down the right flank.
The Republic of Ireland international has signed a four-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and he will wear the No.2 shirt.
He told the club’s official website: “I’m extremely happy – I guess if the people could see what we were just doing (in his signing photoshoot) with smiles on my face the whole time… I’m very proud to be joining such a big club.”
Donny van de Beek to Tottenham latest
Well, as much as fans would like Jose Mourinho to bring the talented player to N17, a summer move looks incredibly unlikely.
football.london understands that Spurs do hold a strong interest in £45million-rated Van de Beek and they have tracked him for a number of seasons now.
However, their financial position would require them to sell players before they would be in a position to move for him due to his big price tag.
Because of this they are not expected to battle for his signature.
Reports from Spain claim that Manchester United have indeed won the race for the midfielder.
According to Sport, he ‘will sign’ for the Red Devils and he will actually travel to Manchester next week to complete his transfer.
The Barcelona-based newspaper report that the player has already told this information to his Ajax teammates.
Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman was intent on luring his fellow countryman to the Nou Camp but it is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men who look on course to sign him.
Why Wolves agreed to Matt Doherty transfer switch
A key part of Wolves’ team in the Championship, Doherty has excelled in the Premier League and has registered 15 goals and 15 assists in all competitions since their promotion to the top flight back in 2018.
The 28-year-old has signed a four-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and will wear the No.2 shirt.
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Given the surprise of Wolves electing to sell Doherty despite his stunning form over the past two campaigns, chairman Jeff Shi has opened up on the decision to allow him to depart after 10 years at Molineux.
“Matt has been a fantastic player for Wolves over the years, and as a member of the illustrious ‘300 club’ will forever have a place in its history,” he told Wolves’ official website.
“His departure was not something we had planned ahead of the summer, but when the offer came in, we discussed and analysed it deeply with the coaching team and the board. We also spoke to Matt who was eager to move onto a new chapter in his career.”