By Michael Brown

27th Aug, 2020 | 6:08pm

'Huge' - Exclusive: Ex-Spur drools as Tottenham finalise 'Wonderful' new signing

Michael Brown claims that Matt Doherty is set for a “huge move” as he closes in on joining Tottenham from Wolves.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs midfielder has heralded the right-back as a “wonderful player” but admits he questions how he is going to fit in under Jose Mourinho.

As revealed by Football Insider, Tottenham have agreed to pay Wolves an initial £12million for the 28-year-old, although the deal could rise to as much as £16million with add-ons.

The Republic of Ireland defender has played primarily as a right wing-back under Nuno Espirito Santo but Spurs have generally played a back-four during Mourinho’s time in charge.

Brown suggests there could be a change of tactics on the cards if Tottenham can get a deal over the line.

Brown told Football Insider: “I think he’s established himself as a wonderful player with a lot of admirers.

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“He makes his runs late on, getting onto the end of crosses and trying to be creative but actually Jose Mourinho doesn’t always have that full-back going all the way so are we going to see a different style to be the case.

“You’ve got to say it would be a huge move for him, another progression, if he can get that over the line. We look at Wolves, how do they play but where would he fit into Wolves if that’s to be the case.”

Doherty has played 302 times for Wolves to date and has 28 goals and 41 assists to his name.

Serge Aurier is Spurs’ only recognised senior right-back at the club after Kyle Walker-Peters was sold to Southampton earlier this summer.

In other news, Tottenham are closing in on the signing of electrifying forward after talks advance.