Tottenham close to deal for Wolverhampton Wanderers right-back Matt Doherty, The independent understands.
Wolves are looking for around £ 20million in return for the player’s services, but Spurs are considering making a lower bid while making a difference with add-ons.
The north London club would certainly benefit from adding a player at the right-back, Serge Aurier having failed to convince since joining the team in August 2017.
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Head coach Jose Mourinho also lacks replacements in this role, and Doherty’s ability to play at left-back could serve Tottenham well as well.
Doherty, 28, has made 260 appearances for Wolves since joining in 2010, establishing himself as a regular at coach Nuno Espirito Santo.
The defender’s performances also saw him called up by the Republic of Ireland.
Tottenham have already signed former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart in this window, with the 33-year-old joining a free transfer after his contract at Burnley expires.
The former England shooting goalscorer’s deal with Spurs is expected to keep him at the club until 2022.
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