Speaking to Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur club source John Wenham has made an exit claim involving 2020 signing Matt Doherty.
The Lowdown: Doherty flounders…
Brought in as one of former boss Jose Mourinho’s major signings of his last summer window at Tottenham, it’s safe to say the Republic of Ireland international hasn’t exactly set the world alight on a consistent basis.
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He has displayed flashes here and there since his move from Wolves last year, with Mourinho himself branding the 30-year-old ‘impeccable‘ at one point, but those instances have been few and far between.
As new managing director Fabio Paratici seeks to reform Spurs in the transfer market, Wenham has now made a claim involving the right-back.
The Latest: N17 source makes Doherty exit claim…
Speaking to FI, the Lilywhites ‘insider’ has had his say and believes Doherty leaving is certainly a real possibility barring drastic change in his game time/performance level.
“Doherty isn’t getting a look-in,” Wenham explained.
“Japhet Tanganga and Emerson Royal are the two designated right-backs at the club.
“Do we need three right-backs? I would say ‘no’. He’s just come back from international duty where he did really well.
“Now he doesn’t even make the bench. He is really struggling for game time.
“Everyone thought he would get more game time under Nuno. But it was Nuno who was happy to sell him to Tottenham in the first place.
“I think Doherty will be asking himself some questions in the coming weeks.
“That’s another one where I can see a permanent exit if things don’t change.”
The Verdict: Time to go…
It’s safe to say that Doherty is certainly in contention for a move away based off his lack of chances in north London so far, having made just five appearances in all competitions.
Even this week, when a chance is certainly there to make an impression in the Europa Conference League, the defender is injured and will not travel to face Vitesse.
Paratici and co may want to recuperate any form of sell-on value they can muster for the player in January and call time on what has been an underwhelming spell at Spurs.
In other news: Talks ongoing: Paratici now working hard to sign ‘really exciting’ player for Spurs behind the scenes, find out more here.
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