May 10, 2021

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Mendes with work to do as Tottenham flop linked with Wolves return


Reports claim Wolves may look to end Matt Doherty’s Tottenham nightmare by re-signing him in the summer transfer window.

Doherty, 29, left Molineux after 10 years to join Spurs last summer. The Republic of Ireland international made 302 appearances in all competitions for the West Midlanders.

He played in League One, the Championship and the Premier League for Wolves. The Dubliner also spent time on loan with Hibernian and Bury during his early years with the orange and black.

A move to north London was supposed to see the player elevate his game to the next level. But it has not worked out that way, with just 12 top-flight starts among 15 appearances.

Rumours have already begun to surface that Jose Mourinho will look to sell him in the off-season. Wolves replaced Doherty at right-back with Nelson Semedo.

He signed from Barcelona and has now settled in under Nuno Espirito Santo after a tricky start. The Portugal international has started 26 league games.

But Football Insider are reporting that Doherty could return to the club even if Semedo stays. He may share the right-back duties with the Irishman, who offers more of a threat going forward.

Super-agent pulling the strings in Doherty deal

It was recently revealed that Jorge Mendes received £6m for brokering the deal to move Doherty to Spurs. Semedo is also on his books and so he will doubtless be a busy man over the summer months.

The Portuguese agent has brought many players to Molineux in recent times. And it seems as though he might have to work on another deal this summer.

Doherty might be joined by Serge Aurier in leaving the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The 28-year-old has not featured that much this term and has been linked with an exit.

The Ivory Coast international has made 14 league starts for Mourinho’s side. He has enjoyed 20 appearances in all competitions but may now be on borrowed time at the club.

Links between Spurs and Wolves are strong as Mendes also represents Mourinho and Nuno. Therefore it would be no surprise to see Doherty move back to his former club.

However, it would be for a smaller fee than Tottenham were forced to pay last summer.

Wolves are next in action when they entertain West Ham United on April 5 following the international break.

Spurs have a European date on Thursday. They will try to protect a 2-0 lead in the second-leg of their Europa League last-16 clash with Dinamo Zagreb.

 

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