Report: Sky Sports name PL man Tottenham want to sign

Tottenham Hotspur are keen to sign Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanderers this summer, according to Sky Sports.

Spurs are in need of defensive reinforcements ahead of the new 2020-21 Premier League campaign and right-back is especially an area of concern.

With question marks over whether Serge Aurier will be at Tottenham when the window closes and Kyle Walker-Peters already having joined Southampton, a new full-back option would be welcome.

Reported Spurs target Doherty impressed last season as a mainstay for Wolves, with the 28-year-old both a tenacious defender and enterprising, forward-thinking full-back.

Tottenham recently fielded Gedson Fernandes at right-back in the 3-0 friendly win over Ipswich Town, while Juan Foyth has also played in that position over the last 12-18 months.

However, for Spurs to compete for major honours next season they will need strength in depth.

Tottenham have had issues at right-back since the sale of Kyle Walker in 2017, with Kieran Trippier also offloaded last summer.

The report suggests Spurs would have to pay a fee in the £12 million range to land Doherty, but an offer has yet to be made.