Kevin Phillips believes that Matt Doherty could be on his way out of Tottenham after just one season amidst speculation linking Spurs with a move for Max Aarons.
Doherty arrived from Wolves last summer with big expectations on his shoulders but the right-back has endured an extremely disappointing campaign.
He has spent the majority of the season serving as Serge Aurier’s understudy and some sources previously suggested that the North London club are contemplating cutting their losses on the Irishman this summer.
However, Aurier, who is set to enter the final 12 months of his contract with Tottenham, has also been backed to leave Spurs when the transfer window opens, with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and AC Milan said to be interested in the Ivorian (Calcio Mercato).
Strengthening at right-back is reportedly one of Tottenham’s priorities this summer and that the North London club have identified Aarons as a target.
When asked if Spurs signing the Norwich star might spell the end of Doherty’s time at the club, Phillips told Football Insdier: “It could be.
“I was very surprised at the move for Doherty although he did well in the beginning.
“I would say getting a younger player in, someone who can be an asset, it makes sense.
“They’ll get longer out of someone like Aarons and Doherty hasn’t been in the team for a while. He’s living on borrowed time.
“It could be the end if Aarons comes in but again, it depends on who the manager is.”
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I would like to see Doherty being handed a fresh start next season under a new manager as he is nowhere near as bad as what he has shown this season. However, if the club did decide to cash in on both of our senior right-backs and bring in Aarons, I would be quite happy with that.
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