I spent 22.5 billion won, but I didn’t get a single penny.
Tottenham parted ways with right fullback Matt Doherty on the 1st (Korean time). Doherty wore the shirt of Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Primera Liga. 스포츠토토
In August 2020, Tottenham embraced Doherty to strengthen the right fullback position, which was a concern. At the time, Tottenham’s transfer fee was 16.8 million euros (approximately 22.5 billion won).
Doherty didn’t get it right. Since he was active in Wolverhampton, expectations for him were high. However, Doherty failed to make the leap to the starting lineup. He only started 15 games last season and 12 this season.
Doherty’s contract with Tottenham had a year and a half left. However, Doherty joined Atletico as a free agent. Initially, Tottenham tried to send Doherty on loan, but it was impossible as eight players had already been vacated on loan. This is because the English Premier League (EPL) rental limit has already been reached. Eventually, Tottenham terminated Doherty’s contract.
According to the British media Evening Standard on the 2nd, Doherty said, “(Transfer) was an easy decision,” and “I didn’t have to worry about the opportunity that came to me. I am really happy to be here,” he said.
“I never imagined this would happen. My dream was to play in the EPL. I made that dream come true,” he added.
Atlético transfer is a new beginning for Doherty. He said, “I know that I will play hard for the club and teammates, whether I play 5 minutes or 90 minutes.”
Doherty also said through his personal SNS (social media), “I am happy and excited to represent Atletico. Thank you for the amazing hospitality.”
Tottenham, who urgently needed a right wingback blood transfusion, brought Pedro prisoner ahead of the January transfer window deadline. Poro, originally from Spain, is a full-back who stood out on the Portuguese stage. In the 2022-23 season, he scored 2 goals and 6 assists in 14 Portuguese Fremeira Liga games.
For a fast-footed Poro, accurate crosses are his strength. Locally, it is predicted that the prisoner will push Emerson Royal and take the right wingback position.