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Doherty: Spurs move “no brainer”By John CrossMatt Doherty claims it was a “no brainer” to sign for Tottenham.Doherty, 28, reckons Spurs have the best stadium in the world, the best training ground and insists he was desperate to work with Jose Mourinho.It looks like a snip for Tottenham at £15m for the Wolves right back – even if old tweets have emerged suggesting he is a lifelong Arsenal fan!Republic of Ireland defender Doherty has deleted some of them now after his remarkable rise to the top which saw him join Wolves from Irish side Bohemians, spend ten years at Molineux and become one of the best wing backs in the Premier League.Doherty said: “I’m very proud to be joining such a big club. With the size of the club, the training ground, the fact that we’ve got the best stadium in the world and possibly the best training ground in the world from what I’ve seen – and the manager… “Once I knew there was interest it was a no-brainer for me to get myself down to London.“At Wolves I just had all the experiences – disappointment and then obviously getting promoted and stuff like that, but then taking it to the next level and getting into Europe as well. “It made me stay quite level-headed throughout my time there, but now I just feel like coming here is going to take my game and my career to the next level. “I think it would have been tough (to leave Wolves) if I was maybe going backwards or sideways but I feel like at Tottenham now I’m really taking a big step forward – just with the facilities, everything at the club and the manager here. “After 10 years, I know a lot of people at Wolves but it’s a new challenge now and it’s really a challenge that I feel like I need at this time.”Doherty insists his fitness levels mean he can cope with the demanding Europa League fixture list coupled with domestic games and internationals while he relishes the challenge of playing in different positions.“I can play in a back three in terms of being the wing-back in midfield, I can play in a flat four at the back – there’s many things that I can do and I’ll give absolutely everything I can for this club,” he said.Doherty is straight off on international duty and says he is well aware of Tottenham’s strong links with the Republic of Ireland thanks to the likes of Joe Kinnear, Chris Hughton, Steve Carr, Tony Galvin and Robbie Keane.He added: “I actually saw Robbie Keane last week. I was back in Ireland about a week-and-a-half ago, I walked into a restaurant and he was at the table beside me. “He has messaged me and said ‘congrats, all the best’ and said if I ever need any help around the area sorting things out, just to drop him a line. “And yes, I know the fanbase in Ireland is quite big – you can tell by social media! If you go onto my messages, I’m getting a lot of well wishes from Ireland so it’s positive and I’m over the moon to be here.” (Image: Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

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