Jose Mourinho has been in the market for a new right-back this window as the Portuguese coach is not convinced by Serge Aurier following a series of inconsistent performances last season and the Ivorian is linked with a move to Italy.
Kyle Walker-Peters has joined Southampton as well, so Spurs need reinforcements at right-back and Doherty became a top-notch transfer target last week when widespread reports claimed Tottenham were in advanced negotiations with Wolves on a deal.
It seems that these discussions were successful because Sky Sports is one of several media reports that Doherty will join Tottenham this summer after a deal worth around £ 15million was struck between the two clubs.
Sky Sports reported on Friday evening that Doherty is expected to undergo his medical examination within the next 48 hours, so barring any late complications, the transfer is expected to be announced early next week at the latest.
The Republic of Ireland international should prove to be a great signing for Tottenham as he has built a reputation as one of the best attacking full-backs in the Premier League in recent years.
Doherty contributed 7 goals and 5 assists in his 50 appearances in all competitions for Wolves last season, so he will give Mourinho a real threat on the right flank of the coming campaign if this deal crosses the line.
The 28-year-old has been at Wolves for 10 years but is ready for a new challenge in north London and Wolves have reportedly lined up Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles as a potential replacement.
Doherty excelled as a right-back in Nuno Espirito Santo’s 3-4-3 lineup, but he can also play as an attacking right-back in a full-back, so his versatility will be a useful addition to Mourinho.
We’ll have to wait until the deal becomes official, but it looks likely that Doherty will become Tottenham’s third summer signing after midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg arrived while goalkeeper Joe Hart arrived on a free transfer.