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Matt Doherty can fill the gap if any of Tottenham’s full-backs depart

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Matt Doherty can fill the gap if any of Tottenham’s full-backs depart

Matt Doherty is wanted by Tottenham.

Matt Doherty is enjoying a fruitful first season in the Premier League, having won promotion with Wolverhampton Wanderers last season.

Operating as a right-wing-back, Doherty is a key part of Wolves’ success, offering defensive solidity alongside attacking threat.

So it is no surprise that Tottenham Hotspur have registered their interest in Doherty, according to The Irish Independent.

Wolves want to hand Doherty a new bumper deal to convince him to stay but Spurs could test their resolve with a bid.

A move for the recently-capped Republic of Ireland international makes perfect sense for Tottenham if one of their current full-backs departs.

Mauricio Pochettino rotates Serge Aurier, Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker-Peters at right-wing-back but there are concerns about all three players’ overall game.


At left-wing-back, where Doherty can also play, Danny Rose and Ben Davies vie for the starting spot.

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Rose has been a long-term target for Manchester United, according to various reports such as The London Evening Standard.

And Davies’ role as a left-wing-back has been scrutinised by Spurs fans with a potential switch to centre-back being touted.

If any of these players leave or change positions, that opens up a vacancy that Doherty could fill.

The 26-year-old is in the prime of his game and could easily make the step up to play for Tottenham.

In 21 league games this season, Doherty has scored three goals, provided four assists, made 26 key passes, made 37 tackles and 56 clearances, according to Who Scored.

These numbers show his impressive attacking and defensive contributions, making him perfect for Spurs.

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