In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who made 561 appearances for Wolves, has revealed that signing Matt Doherty on loan could be an option that his former club looks to explore this summer, with Football Insider reporting their considering bringing him back to Molineux.
Doherty only left Wolves for Tottenham Hotspur last summer but it hasn’t worked out for the full-back under Jose Mourinho, having made just 15 Premier League appearances this campaign.
Wolves signed Nelson Semedo from Barcelona to replace Doherty last summer, however, the £37 million signing has failed to emulate Doherty’s attacking output having contributed just one assist in the Premier League.
Speaking on how a loan deal could be an option for Wolves, but how a permanent signing appears to be off the cards, Bull told FFC:
“Bringing him back on loan could be a possibility for Wolves. I could see them doing that.
“I just can’t see Wolves selling him and then wanting to bring him back again a year later, but you never know – he could come back on loan and we might see him in pre-season.”
The £65,000-per-week defender has found it difficult to nail down a regular position in Spurs’ side with Mourinho often rotating between Japhet Tanganga, Serge Aurier and Doherty.
Wolves themselves have struggled for consistency this season with Nuno often having to change between a back three and a back four because of injuries throughout the season.