Forgotten ex-Spurs ace is ‘in talks with clubs over shock move to Saudi Arabia’
MATT DOHERTY is reportedly in line for a shock move to the Saudi Pro League.
The defender is now a free agent after Tottenham terminated his contract on deadline day in January so he could join Atletico Madrid.
Doherty, 31, was due to join the LaLiga outfit on loan but due to Spurs having too many players on loan, his contract was terminated.
He was underwhelming during his spell in Spain as he only played 16 minutes and set a new record for the least amount of game time for a foreign player.
Following this, he was released by Atletico and he is now without a club.
This has reportedly alerted clubs in Saudi Arabia, who have set up a secret transfer war room in a London hotel in order to finalise deals for some of Europe’s star players.
The former Wolves star is said to be in talks to join a club in the Gulf, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The report claims that he could make a free transfer and that negotiations are underway.
He made just 44 Premier League appearances for the North London club across two-and-a-half years, scoring three goals.
Meanwhile, Premier League stars such as Bernardo Silva, Wilfried Zaha, N’Golo Kante and Eduoard Mendy have been linked with moves to the Middle East.
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Kante appears to be the closest to sealing a switch after his contract expires at Chelsea on June 30.
Wolves captain Ruben Neves could also be on his way to the Saudi Pro League as he is set to join Al-Hilal for £47million.
But there are a lot more deals in the works as Chelsea’s Kalidou Koulibaly and Hakim Ziyech are close to their own moves.
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