Tottenham 'close to agreeing £15m fee for Wolves right-back Doherty'

Tottenham ‘close to agreeing £15m fee for Wolves right-back Matt Doherty’ as Jose Mourinho seeks an upgrade on Serge Aurier in defence

  • Tottenham are on the verge of agreeing a £15m fee for Wolves star Matt Doherty
  • Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is looking to replace right-back Serge Aurier
  • Tottenham initially bid £12m for Doherty, while Wolves valued the player at £20m
  • Republic of Ireland international could become Spurs’ third signing this summer

Tottenham are closing in on a £15million deal to sign Wolves full-back Matt Doherty, according to The Athletic.

Jose Mourinho has been searching the market for an upgrade on French right-back Serge Aurier and Spurs are now in advanced negotiations with Wolves. 

The report claims the Molineux club initially demanded a £20m fee for Doherty, but have since lowered their asking price for the 28-year-old. 

Tottenham are closing in on a £15million deal for Wolves defender Matt Doherty

The Irishman, who still has three years left to run on his Wolves contract, was subject of a £12m first offer from Tottenham, excluding performance-related add-ons.  

Doherty was part of the Wolves side that lifted the League One title in 2013-14, as well as the team that won the Championship crown in 2017-18.

The Republic of Ireland international has made 302 appearances for Woves in total, registering 28 goals and 41 assists since joining from Bohemians in 2010.

Serge Aurier, who endured a torrid term at Tottenham, has attracted interest from AC Milan

In the meantime, Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is pursuing a deal for Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles to replace Doherty.  

The 22-year-old Englishman made 32 appearances for the Gunners in 2019-20, providing one goal and two assists. 

Doherty could become Spurs’ third signing of the summer after Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg joined from Southampton and Joe Hart moved from Burnley.

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