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Mourinho Is Glad He Won't Have To Play Against New Signing Matt Doherty Anymore

Mourinho Is Glad He Won't Have To Play Against New Signing Matt Doherty Anymore

Spurs have nabbed themselves a real bargain in the Matt Doherty deal.

A £15million price tag for a player of his quality is peanuts in the current market, even accounting for the downturn due to covid-19. He has been one of the best attacking fullbacks in the Premier League over the last two seasons, with Trent Alexander-Arnold the only right back that can match his attacking output.

Tottenham have struggled to get consistency from the fullback positions in recent seasons, something that should not be an issue with the Irishman. He will see plenty of playing time this season with previous first choice right back Serge Aurier likely to move to AC Milan.

Speaking to the club's official Twitter account after the deal was confirmed, Jose Mourinho said he was delighted that he would no longer have to worry about coming up against Doherty.

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I have to thank Mr. Levy and Steve [Hitchen], also the player and the agent for helping to make it happen.

I hate to play against him so I'm so happy that I won't play against him. He had an incredible career for Wolves. League One, Championship, Premier League, Europa League, he did everything for them, so job done there.

I know he is leaving there with a lot of pride, but this is a new step for him. He is full of motivation and I am so happy.

We always want to have the best players and the best possible squad. We are going to have months of competition non-stop, we need a better squad than we had last season.

These three players, Joe [Hart], Matt [Doherty], and Pierre [Hojbjerg], the club did amazing to give that to the squad. It's really important for us that we are going to be stronger.

Doherty is now set to link up for international duty with the Republic of Ireland ahead of the UEFA Nations League games against Bulgaria and Finland.

He will then return to Spurs where he is likely to make his debut in the Premier League fixture against Everton on September 13th.

SEE ALSO: 'One Of The Best Days Of My Career' - Matt Doherty Has Joined Spurs

Gary Connaughton

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