Alan Hutton has suggested that Wolves have a new signing “in the pipeline” after they allowed Matt Doherty to join Tottenham this summer.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Aston Villa and Scotland star insists that the 28-year-old’s consistent performances were “priceless” to Nuno Espirito Santo’s men over the past couple of seasons.

Wolves confirmed on Sunday that the Republic of Ireland international had completed his move to north London after 302 appearances during his time at Molineux.

Hutton admits he was hugely impressed with the right-back’s form for Wolves and suggests that the club may have a new signing lined up to fill the void in defence.

Hutton told Football Insider: “I think he was a key part of their team. Everything that they did and did well, he was part of.

“Whether it be creating chances or even scoring or defending well, he’s one of those guys you always know what you’re getting. He’s an eight or above every game and I think that’s kind of priceless.

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“That’s why I’m saying Tottenham have got such a good deal. You just think that maybe Wolves have something in the pipeline or someone coming in that’s nearly done and they’re willing to let him go for a fee that they deem acceptable.” 

Doherty played 50 times across all competitions for Wolves last season, with seven goals and five assists to his name.

He is set to battle Serge Aurier for a place in Jose Mourinho’s starting XI at Spurs.

In other Wolves news, another big name has been tipped to follow Doherty out the Molineux exit door.