Date: 10th January 2019 at 7:00am
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Matt Doherty’s stock in football continues to rise as our trainee heads into his ninth year as a professional at Wolverhampton Wanderers and he’s now being loosely linked with Tottenham Hotspur.

With over 200 appearances to his name in our shirt, the 26-year-old Republic of Ireland international was instrumental in the Championship title win as we secured promotion into the Premier League this year, and his standard of performances haven’t dipped during the first half of the campaign at a new level.

Doherty has rightly come in for plenty of praise from fans, but this week has two reports in particular start circulating.

1 – We’re set to offer him a new long-term bumper contract as he reportedly makes the switch to superagent Jorge Mendes’ agency.

2 – Tottenham Hotspur are set to come in with a big money bid for him this January transfer window.

Both stories don’t have to be mutually exclusive, as some outlets like the Birmingham Mail are suggesting that the new deal is a response to the speculation linking him with a switch to White Hart Lane – but with his contract up in 2021, given how he’s taken to life in the top flight, I’d have thought a new deal was on the cards anyway.

The Spurs links themselves seem come from the Irish Mirror but the best claim they can make is Spurs are ‘monitoring’ him and somehow, that becomes a deal is likely this month.

Sort a new contract out and we can ignore the rest.