Wolves have reportedly submitted a transfer bid for Tottenham wing-back Matt Doherty, as they look to bring him back to Molineux this month.
The Lowdown: Doherty struggles at Spurs
The 29-year-old traded Wolves for Spurs in 2020, having been a hugely popular figure at Molineux, making 302 appearances and scoring 28 goals, proving to be an absolute bargain for the meagre £81,000 fee he cost the club in 2010.
Things haven’t gone well for Doherty at Spurs, however, with the Republic of Ireland international struggling for playing time and appearing just 39 times to date.
It appears as though the defender will be allowed to leave in the January transfer window and an exciting update has now emerged from a Wolves perspective.
Who should Wolves sign?
The Latest: Wolves submit bid
According to Football Insider, a recruitment source has informed them that Wanderers have made an official bid for Doherty, as they look to seal a reunion with him.
Wolves and Spurs are ‘set to hold talks’ over a move, although it isn’t specified if the transfer will be a loan or permanent deal.
The Verdict: Great news for Wanderers
Doherty was such a consistent performer for Wolves, so the idea of him coming back to the club is hugely exciting, especially at a time where Bruno Lage’s side are thriving, winning 1-0 away to Manchester United on Monday night.
Granted, the right-back has struggled at Spurs, but sometimes a move simply doesn’t work out and coming back to the club he shone at could be ideal for all parties.
His record of 69 goal involvements as a Wolves player speaks for itself, and Lage will need more depth if they are to truly push on and become a regular challenger for European football.
Doherty, who has been hailed as ‘sensational’ by Jermaine Jenas in the past, would provide competition for Nélson Semedo at right wing-back, meaning the manager would have two quality options on both flanks with Rayan Aït-Nouri and Fernando Marçal competing on the other flank.
In other news, Tim Spiers has hinted at one player leaving Wolves. Find out who it is here.
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