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Micah Richards says Tottenham are getting ready to sell £15m player
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Micah Richards says Tottenham are getting ready to sell £15m player

Micah Richards says that Tottenham defender Matt Doherty is coming to the end of his time with the north London club.

Doherty started Sunday’s north London derby as Spurs were outclassed by Arsenal, who went eight points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

Spurs are still looking for a solution at right wing-back, with Pedro Porro a priority January target despite the last three permanent managers signing a player in that role.

Speaking on the BBC’s Monday Night Club, Richards ran the rule over the Spurs side which started the game and namechecked Doherty.

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Richards on Doherty

Richards said: “We’re talking about what he’s dealing with. We have to be honest. It’s easy to say they’re not playing well, but he’s not been able to rely on what would be his ‘best 11’.

“And we’re only halfway through. Spurs are going through their dip and they’re boring to watch and they’re not giving the fans what they want to see, but a manager is working with the squad that he has and he’s working with a system that has worked in the past.

“I believe Spurs will come good because the manager says that.

“At this moment in time, if you’re looking at the players who played the other day – Doherty is on his way out, Sessegnon is in and out, he has some really good games but he’s not (consistent).”

Doherty had a decent break during the World Cup and scored in some of the friendlies, before finding the net against Crystal Palace earlier this month.

He has recently said he loves being at Spurs amid rumours that the club were willing to offload him and reports the inability to offload a right wing-back is making it harder to sign Porro.

None of Spurs right wing-back options are at the right standard and that is a failure of recruitment under a number of managers.

But there are issues wherever you look at Spurs right now, and it seems like it will take more than one transfer window to solve them.

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