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Tottenham should offload Aurier if they can land Wolves defender Doherty

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Tottenham should offload Aurier if they can land Wolves defender Doherty

Matt Doherty has been one of the surprise packages of the season and would be a huge upgrade on Serge Aurier for Tottenham.

Tottenham are monitoring Wolves defender Matt Doherty’s contract situation at Molineux, according to the Irish Independent.

They report that the north London club have designs on a swoop for the Republic of Ireland international, who is currently wrestling with some major decisions.

Doherty is reportedly moving closer to becoming a client of superagent Jorge Mendes, who has been so integral to Wolves’ recent resurgence, after going through his career without an agent.

That could then lead onto the defender signing improved terms on his current Molineux contract, which reportedly runs until 2021 and is worth around £20,000 per week.

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But Doherty has been one of the surprise packages of the Premier League season so far and is now surely worth more than that weekly wage.

 

Even Spurs, who do not have an especially lavish wage structure, could offer him a vast improvement on that deal, especially if they cleared the decks by selling one of their existing full back options.

Erratic Ivorian international Serge Aurier would be the obvious candidate as his move from PSG has produced mixed results to say the least – Doherty would be a more reliable option, as well as offering exceptional attacking quality.

Both he and potential new Spurs team-mate Kieran Trippier are better as right wing-backs, so perhaps the Irishman’s arrival would push Mauricio Pochettino towards a return to a five-man defensive system he has used at times.

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