Football journalist Fabrizio Romano has been speaking on the latest episode of the Here We Go podcast to discuss the future of Matt Doherty.
Would you sell Doherty in January?
Reports emerged in the summer suggesting former boss Espirito Santo was not desperate to keep the 29-year-old at Spurs and would have offloaded him had the right offer arrived.
With the January window now just days away, Romano has added an update on Doherty’s future in north London, with Spurs reportedly looking to sign another right-back next month.
He said: “Doherty has serious chances to leave the club in January. So Tottenham are also thinking of the outgoings. Doherty is going to leave, and [Steven] Bergwijn, we have to monitor the situation with Ajax – but it’s not decided yet.”
TIF Thoughts on Doherty’s future…
The 29-year-old’s game time has been extremely limited this season, with just four appearances to his name in the Premier League to date (via Transfermarkt).
Under Conte, Doherty has featured more frequently in the league, however, he is clearly not in the plans at Spurs as a regular starter, so if they are able to offload and reinvest in January, then we think this could be a good move.
And it is a position in which we do feel Spurs could improve, as between Emerson and Tanganga, the pair only have one assist in the Premier League, and with Conte playing with attacking wing-backs, we are not convinced either are great options.