Tottenham ‘could sell Matt Doherty this summer unless his form improves with Jose Mourinho having doubts over the defender’ following £15m Wolves move
- Tottenham could sell right-back Matt Doherty if his form doesn’t improve
- Doherty has struggled to make an impact since joining from Wolves last summer
- Jose Mourinho has concerns regarding whether Doherty can be a success
Tottenham could put defender Matt Doherty up for sale this summer.
Doherty joined Tottenham from Wolves last summer for £15m but has struggled to make a major impact during his first season at the club.
As reported by ESPN, manager Jose Mourinho has doubts over whether Doherty can be a success at the club.
Tottenham could sell Matt Doherty this summer with the defender having struggled so far
The Republic of Ireland international hasn’t yet been able to establish himself as a regular in the starting lineup for Tottenham, making just nine starts in the Premier League.
Having often thrived as a right wing-back for Wolves, Doherty has found it difficult to replicate those performances when used as a right-back for Tottenham.
Doherty was sent off against Leeds in January and has played 90 minutes in the league just once since then, which came when he was deployed on the left side of the defence against Liverpool.
The 29-year-old, whose contract runs until 2024, is determined to fight for his place at Tottenham.
However, the improvement of Serge Aurier has limited Doherty’s chances, while youngster Japhet Tanganga is also capable of playing at right-back.
The improvement of fellow right-back Serge Aurier has limited Doherty’s chances this season