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Matt Doherty set for Wolves return

Three years after leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers to join Tottenham Hotspur, Matt Doherty is on the verge of returning to Molineux.

According to The Athletic, the 31-year-old wing-back is due for a medical on Wednesday before completing his move to the Midlands.

Doherty previously spent a decade at Wolves before calling time on his Molineux career to link up with Tottenham in 2020.

However, his adventure in north London turned out to be a disaster as he left the capital to join forces with Atletico Madrid last January in an attempt to revive his career.

During a brief six-month stint at the Metropolitano Stadium, the Irishman only made two La Liga appearances for Diego Simeone’s side.

Los Rojiblancos didn’t think twice before releasing him at the end of last season, as he had virtually no impact in Madrid.

Free to choose his next destination, Doherty has picked Wolves as a perfect landing spot, given his fond memories of his previous spell at the club.

If he passes his medical, he will become Julen Lopetegui’s second summer signing after the arrival of third-choice goalkeeper Tom King.

It has been a relatively quiet transfer window for Wolves in terms of the incomings, with Ruben Neves’ shock move to Saudi Pro League outfit Al-Hilal highlighting their summer dealings.

Wolves are more interested in protecting their assets, as evidenced by the club’s ongoing effort to tie Max Kilman down to a new deal amid Napoli’s interest.

But they could still sanction another sale, namely Nelson Semedo – the only senior right-back option at Lopetegui’s disposal.

Despite only recently activating a two-year option on his contract, Wolves could offload the former Barcelona ace for the right price.

That would leave Doherty as a first-choice right-back, provided he signs for the club.

He could make his second Wolves debut on August 5 when Lopetegui’s men take on Rennes in their next summer friendly.

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