SPURS SIGNING HATTERS YOUNGSTER
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, who can play in defence or attack, has previously attracted attention from Leeds United, Portsmouth and Sunderland. It has been his performances up front, that have helped secure a dream move to White Hart Lane.
"The clubs have agreed on the deal," confirmed Town boss Lennie Lawrence. "It will go through as soon as he passes a medical and agrees personal terms."
Spurs` director of football, David Pleat, knows the Bedfordshire club well from his time as manager, and it is believed that his relationship may have helped beat off competition for the promising starlet.
Certain add-ons will be paid to Luton, after a set amount of appearances in a Spurs shirt, and Doherty is expected to be a part of the North Londoners` squad next season, providing he agrees terms.
It continues the club`s recent trend of buying younger players, with a view to the future, as Anthony Gardner, Matthew Etherington, Simon Davies and Dave McEwen have all made the first team squad over the past couple of weeks.