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Wolves made the right call by selling Matt Doherty

Wolves have made a habit of selling their players to fellow Premier League clubs in the past such as their deal that saw Diogo Jota join Liverpool in the 2020 summer transfer window.

One other player that made the move away from Molineux in the same period for another club in the top division is Matt Doherty, who joined Tottenham Hotspur in a deal worth a reported fee of £14.7m.

During his ten-year spell with the Old Gold, the Irishman racked up a total of 302 appearances across all competitions, scoring 28 goals and providing 41 assists along the way.

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Since swapping the Midlands for north London, the 30-year-old, who is currently picking up a weekly wage of £74k-per-week according to Salary Sport, has made 49 appearances with one goal and six assists to his name.

Back in December 2019, Transfermarkt listed Doherty’s market value at £18m, whereas after a disappointing few years, it now stands at just £10.8m, showing a decrease of 40% since his days at Molineux.

Labelled as a “weak link” for Spurs by Premier League Panel, the full-back has only started three of their 25 league games so far this season, which suggests that not only could he get into the team when his former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo was in charge but that he still hasn’t convinced current Tottenham boss Antonio Conte.

However, having started three of their past seven league games, perhaps the Italian has warmed to the right-back.

Nonetheless, it still seems that Fosun made the right choice in selling the defender when they did, especially with the money they made off him.

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Having brought in Nelson Semedo from Barcelona as the Irishman’s replacement, who has gone on to make 61 appearances for the Molineux outfit since his arrival in September 2020 with two goals and two assists to his name, it seems as though the club haven’t been missing the Spurs full-back at all.

Moving forward, whether the player himself sees his move to the Lilywhites as successful given his sporadic playing time, there would presumably be no regrets from Fosun given the fee that they managed to get for him after ten years of service in a Wolves shirt.

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