By Wayne Veysey

27th Aug, 2020 | 6:45am

Sources: Tottenham reach agreement over £16m new signing

Tottenham have reached an agreement with Wolves over the fee they will pay for Matt Doherty, Football Insider understands.

The Republic of Ireland international, 28, has emerged as Spurs first choice to replace Serge Aurier at right-back and talks have taken place over a deal with the Midlands outfit.

A Spurs source has told Football Insider the club have agreed to pay Wolves an initial £12million rising to a potential £16m with add-ons.

A formal offer is set to follow as the north Londoners prepare to make Doherty their fourth summer signing.

Jose Mourinho’s side have already recruited Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton and Joe Hart on a free transfer as well as young midfielder Alfie Devine from Wigan Athletic.

Spurs are confident Doherty will also arrive ahead of the new Premier League season starting on 12 September.

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The Irishman, who still has three years left to run on his contract, is now ready to end his 10-year association with Wolves.

He is proven in the top flight and has made 302 appearances in total for the Molineux outfit.

Mourinho has been attracted by Doherty’s defensive reliability as well as his creativity and goalscoring potential on the right flank.

He has registered 28 goals and 41 assists since joining from Bohemians in 2010, including seven goals and five assists from 50 appearances last season.

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is pursuing a deal for Arsenal defender Ainsley Maitland-Niles to replace Doherty.

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