Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur ended up agreeing an even lower fee for Doherty than initially reported.
Spurs were initially said to have agreed on a fee of around £15million plus adds on for the right-back but Gold claims that Daniel Levy was able to bring the transfer fee down to £13.4million with no additional add ons.
The deal represents a considerable bargain for the North Londoners, with the right-back having three more years left to run on his contract at Molineux.
The Republic of Ireland international also counts as ‘homegrown’ both domestically as well as in European competitions, having signed for Wolves when he was 18 years of age.
Doherty will now travel to Bulgaria to join up with the Republic of Ireland squad for their Nations League on Tuesday.
The defender is expected to be available for Tottenham’s first Premier League game of the season against Everton on September 13.
Spurs Web Opinion
If it is true that we only paid £13.4m for Doherty, then it could well turn out to be one of the bargains of the summer. I suspect that Doherty’s agent, Jorge Mendes, and his connection with Mourinho, could have helped bring the fee down and speed up negotiations.
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