Graham Roberts reckons that Matt Doherty linking up with Nuno Espirito Santo once again could prevent Tottenham from signing another right-back.
Doherty left Wolves to join Spurs last summer in a £15m deal but failed to make the desired impact during his first year in north London.
During his two seasons in the Premier League with Wolves, Doherty established himself as one of the most attacking full-backs in the division.
However, the Republic of Ireland international chipped in with just four assists in 29 appearances in all competitions, clearly struggling to adapt to not playing in a more attack-minded wing-back role.
But with Doherty now reuniting with Santo at Tottenham, he’ll be hoping to rediscover his best form and move ahead of Serge Aurier to take the first-choice right-back shirt from the Ivorian.
And Roberts exclusively told Football FanCast that his connection with Santo could stop the Spurs boss from being forced into bringing in another right-back:
“If we’ve got money, spend it on two decent centre-halves to stop people scoring goals against us, and maybe a right-back.
“But saying that, he had Doherty at Wolves, and he knows what he can do, so maybe that stops you buying a right-back.”