Report: West Ham have asked about signing Spurs defender on loan

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The Sun’s Jack Rosser has revealed that West Ham United have asked Tottenham about signing Matt Doherty on a season-long loan deal.

Doherty has only had a few minutes of action so far this season after coming on as a substitute in the dying stages of Tottenham’s opening day win over Southampton.

The Republic of Ireland international had seemingly displaced Emerson Royal as Antonio Conte’s first choice at right wing-back during the second half of last season but his campaign ended prematurely following a knee injury in April.

Conte revealed earlier this month that the former Wolves man has not yet fully recovered from his injury (Football.London).

Rosser has now taken to social media to reveal that Doherty is on West Ham’s radar.

The journalist stated that David Moyes wants to sign a right wing-back before the transfer window shuts and that the Hammers have asked Spurs about a loan deal for the 30-year-old.

However, Rosser added that Doherty is ‘unlikely’ to complete a move to the London Stadium before the transfer deadline.

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I suspect that the only reason that Emerson continues to start over Doherty is due to the Republic of Ireland international still not being 100 per cent fit.

I do not think Spurs would consider letting the 30-year-old leave, particularly on loan, as Conte seems to view Djed Spence as one for the future rather than as someone who is ready to play right now.

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