Danny Mills has hailed the signing of Matt Doherty and claimed that the new Tottenham recruit is “an upgrade” on Serge Aurier.
The former England international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, insisted that it does not make the blind bit of difference that the 28-year-old supports or formerly supported Spurs’ bitter rivals Arsenal.
The club confirmed the capture of the Wolves right-back yesterday – Football Insider revealed on Thursday that a £16million deal had been agreed between the two clubs.
— Matt Doherty (@mattdoherty20) August 30, 2020
Doherty has been integral to the great success at Molineux in recent seasons and made an astonishing 50 appearances in all competitions in the 2019-20 campaign.
He contributed an impressive seven goals and five assists from right-back as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side finished seventh in the Premier League.
When asked by Football Insider for his verdict on Tottenham’s newest signing, Mills said:
“He is an upgrade on Serge Aurier. He has done incredibly well at Wolves over the past few seasons.
“Lots of people coming out and saying he is an Arsenal fan and so what? It makes no difference.
“I have been very impressed with him at Wolves. He has a good skill set, great ability in the final third and a very, very good work ethic. He is solid, reliable and that is what Mourinho wants from his players.”
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 30, 2020
Shortly after Doherty penned his four-year deal with Spurs the club released a video of the full-back deleting a tweet from 2012 in which he declared his support for Arsenal.
The nine-time Republic of Ireland international said he was “extremely happy and proud to be joining such a big club” shortly after his arrival in North London.
He becomes Jose Mourinho’s third major summer signing after Pierre Emilie Hojbjerg and Joe Hart.
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