Report: Spurs could decide to sell Matt Doherty; Santo sanctioned his sale at Wolves
Spurs defender Matt Doherty could get no favours from his former Wolves boss and now current manager, Nuno Santo, according to reports.
Doherty will have been among the players happy to see Santo appointed as Jose Mourinho’s successor this summer. The Irishman enjoyed a fine spell under Santo at Wolves, playing as an attacking right wing-back.
However, The Athletic has reported that Doherty is not safe just because Santo has arrived at Tottenham. Their report claims that Santo won’t be afraid to sanction the sale of the right-back once again, if the right bid comes in.
Their report states that while the assumption is that Doherty is safe from the chop, Santo won’t hesitate to move again. He did, after all, sell him to Spurs in the first place.
Doherty struggled to adapt under Jose Mourinho and was often second-choice behind Serge Aurier. Indeed, Japhet Tanganga even jumped the queue ahead of him at times.
The Irishman, then, will be hoping for a show of faith from Santo and the chance to at least prove he can do the business.
Big season for Doherty
Doherty’s move to Spurs just hasn’t worked out, at all. He needs a big few months if he’s going to really kick on now and impress.
There is a good player in there. The 29-year-old was good with Wolves, while he’s also got bags of experience for Ireland. But he needs to produce, or face an uncertain future.
With the window running until the end of August, Doherty will hope to get the chance to impress in the opening games of the PL season. Only then, can he really lay a marker down.