Report: Tottenham Hotspur already thinking of selling ex-Wolves man Matt Doherty

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly already considering selling Matt Doherty, despite only leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers last summer.

The 29-year-old has endured a difficult start to life in north London, and has struggled for regular game time under Jose Mourinho.

He was expected to become a regular following his £15 million move from Molineux, but he’s been unable to dislodge Serge Aurier for the most part, making appearances here and there.

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According to ESPN, Mourinho now has doubts about whether Doherty can be a success at the club.

It seems as though Doherty has struggled to adapt to the most commonly used system at Spurs, which is a traditional flat back four.

At Molineux, Doherty became a household name operating as a right wing-back, but he just hasn’t been able to show what made him so good in Nuno Espirito Santo’s system.

Doherty struggles highlight difference between wing-back and full-back

The Doherty at Tottenham really is a shadow of his former self, but it isn’t his fault.

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Playing as a wing-back for so long then undoubtedly makes it very difficult to make a smooth transition to become a full-back.

The two positions are totally different, and it’s no surprise he hasn’t been able to oust Aurier.

He obviously isn’t a bad player, but one wonders if the writing may be on the wall knowing how ruthless Mourinho can be.