A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to comment on reports from ESPN this week concerning the future of Matt Doherty.
Doherty has really struggled since arriving in North London in the summer. He has made just nine starts in the Premier League, with Serge Aurier proving to be first-choice for much of the campaign.
And it now appears that his stay with Spurs could be quite brief. According to ESPN, Jose Mourinho has doubts about the Republic of Ireland international and could consider selling him in the summer.
It is noted that the door is not completely shut on Doherty turning his fortunes around. And it is interesting that he was brought on at half-time at West Ham on Sunday as Spurs looked to get themselves back in the game.
It does appear that the reports have divided some fans on social media. There is little question that Doherty – who earns around £65,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – has been an underwhelming signing so far.
However, some have suggested that he needs more time. They do not believe that Mourinho has used him in his best role of a more attacking wing-back. And it is clear that some believe that Mourinho is a bigger problem than any one player.
But several others believe that it would be a good move to cut their losses in the summer. Some seemingly cannot see the 29-year-old improving at this stage of his career.
With that in mind, here is how some of the Spurs fans have reacted to the reports…
From his very first game I was very disappointed with him.
— Buzztone (@Luton_Spurs) February 23, 2021
He shouldn’t have been so quick to off-load KWP, who is now playing really well for Southampton.
— Imaginary 🏂 Fiend 🏌️♀️💙 (@Amalekite1) February 23, 2021
Why he hasn’t even been here a year
— Les (@thfcLes) February 22, 2021
Tell him to take Dier and Sanchez with him.
— BroZz (@brozzeh) February 22, 2021
Yep, sell. Not even the better than Gary Doherty smh https://t.co/u7HAXfxMpv
— Jak (@thfcJak) February 22, 2021
Yeah, because Matt Doherty’s the problem Jose…
— Matthew Bland (@TheMatthewBland) February 23, 2021
Bin him off in the summer and get Aarons
— Joe (@_JoeGTHFC) February 22, 2021
Thought we had a real bargain, watching him perform for Wolves, and when their fans were thanking us for taking him thinking yea yea but bloody hell he has been a big disappointment
— Robert Michael Davis (@RobertM51726029) February 23, 2021
@NorwichCityFC He’s yours. Swap deal + £3mil for Max Aarons
— Højbjerg FC (@jack_thfc_) February 22, 2021
Feel sorry for him…his confidence is shot.
— Dengo (@DarGJEng) February 22, 2021
Can’t believe how poor he’s been. Did know one scout him 🙈😆
— Karen Davies (@kdthfc) February 22, 2021
I think this is a little harsh. Before the season started we were all super happy to have him! He hasnt been great, but hes not a write off just yet
— Rowan Carreira (@CarreiraRowan) February 22, 2021