Irish Defender Joins Spurs

Doherty becomes Tottenham Hotspur’s third summer signing

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Irish Right-back Matthew James Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a four-year contract, the north London club confirmed earlier today.

Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but the British media reported Spurs paid 15 million pounds (20 million dollars) to secure the 28-year-old Ireland international.

Doherty joined Wolves in 2010, netting seven goals in 50 games last season as they finished seventh in the league and reached the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals.

Doherty is expected to compete with Serge Aurier for a place in the Spurs starting line-up although the Ivorian defender has been linked with a move to Serie A side AC Milan.

“I hate to play against him (Doherty). So, I’m so happy I won’t play against him again! I’m so happy that we have him,” Spurs manager Jose Mourinho said.

Doherty becomes Tottenham Hotspur’s third summer signing after the arrivals of midfleder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and goalkeeper Joe Hart. José Mourinho looks to strengthen the squad ahead of his first full season in charge.

The 2020/2021 English Premier League season is set to kicks off on September 12 and Spurs host Everton in their first match a day later.

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