Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the capture of Wolverhampton Wanderers wing-back Matt Doherty.
Spurs are light in the full-back department at present, with Kyle Walker-Peters departing for Southampton earlier on in the transfer window and Serge Aurier in talks over a move to AC Milan.
Jose Mourinho has targeted the Molineux man as a solid addition to his Tottenham squad as he looks to strengthen ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.
Doherty is somewhat of an unsung hero in Wolves’ side, with the Irishman’s industry up and down the flank as effective now as it was since making his debut for the club 10 years ago.
Only Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold has more direct goal involvements in all competitions over the last two seasons than the Dubliner.
But that decade of service soon looks set to draw to an end, with the 28-year-old almost certain to join Tottenham Hotspur.
This is a boost for the London club, but may cause concern amongst Wolves fans, particularly with regular operator Jonny Otto out with injury.
To heighten the frustrations, highly-rated gaffer Nuno Espirito Santo is yet to sign a new deal at Wanderers.
Wolves have made a bid for Arsenal’s Ainsley Maitland-Niles in the past few days, but that offer has been rejected by the Gunners.