Spurs are set to make another signing ahead of the new Premier League season, and it must be said that the deal represents very good value.
The club have already brought in Joe Hart and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and now it seems they are set to sign Wolves defender Matt Doherty. The 28-year-old experienced Premier League defender will add significant quality to the right-hand side of the Spurs defence, representing a significant upgrade on Serge Aurier.
According to Football.London the deal could be finalised today, with a medical booked. Spurs will now be open to the sale of Aurier, as they look to recoup some of the expenditure.
But that expenditure is not a lot. The club have agreed to pay an initial £12million, with possibly £4million more depending on bonuses. That’s a real bargain deal considering the players quality and Premier League pedigree – you’d be hard-pressed to find a right-back at better value.
The best thing about the deal being so close to completion is that Doherty will be available for Spurs from the start of the season. That will be needed as Mourinho’s men cannot afford many slip-ups this season if they are to get the team back into the top four of the Premier League.