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West Ham United make approach to sign 'tremendous' Tottenham Hotspur player who Antonio Conte keeps leaving out - journalist
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West Ham United make approach to sign 'tremendous' Tottenham Hotspur player who Antonio Conte keeps leaving out - journalist

West Ham United have made an approach for Tottenham Hotspur defender Matt Doherty.

According to The Sun journalist Jack Rosser, West Ham are interested in bringing Doherty in on loan.

Rosser at this time says that a move for the Irish defender ‘seems unlikely’ but plenty can change in the final hours of deadline day.

“West Ham also looking at trying to do a right-back today and have asked Tottenham about a loan for Matt Doherty, seems unlikely at the moment though.” Rosser said.

West Ham’s defence has changed an awful lot this summer.

Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks and Arthur Masuaku have all left the club.

Moyes has brought in Nayef Aguerd, Thilo Kehrer and Emerson Palmieri as reinforcements.

However, there’s plenty of other potential action in store on the final day of the transfer window.

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Craig Dawson’s future at the club appears to be in doubt, with Premier League sides chasing his signature.

The Hammers also seem to be keen on signing a centre-back, with Southampton’s Jan Bednarek one player being monitored.

West Ham make Doherty approach

It’s not been an ideal start to the season for Matt Doherty.

The Irish international missed the end of last season due to injury.

Spurs then went on to sign Djed Spence this summer as competition for himself and Emerson Royal.

The Brazilian has been Conte’s favoured right-back so far this season.

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Doherty came off the bench for four minutes against Southampton on the opening day.

But Conte decided to bring Spence off the bench against Nottingham Forest, leaving Doherty on the bench.

The 30-year-old may now need to leave the club in order to play more minutes.

There have been previous reports that the ‘tremendous’ Doherty could be sold by Tottenham.

Where would Doherty fit under Moyes

He would be competing for minutes at West Ham with Vladimir Coufal and Ben Johnson.

Doherty isn’t guaranteed to start at Wets Ham, but his attacking attributes may appeal to Moyes.

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In his best Premier League season, Doherty provided nine goal contributions.

Doherty is capable of playing in a back four or as a wing back, and Moyes has used both systems this season.

An approach from West Ham for Doherty makes sense, as he’s too good a player to not be involved in the Premier League this season.

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