Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Matt Doherty from Premier League rivals Wolves.
The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland full-back has signed a four-year deal with Spurs, having made over 300 appearances during his time at Molineux.
"We are delighted to announce the signing of Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanderers," Tottenham confirmed on their official website.
Having come through the youth system at League of Ireland Premier Division side Bohemians, Doherty moved to Wolves in 2010 and went on to establish himself in the side.
He played in every Premier League game of the 2018-19 season and helped Nuno Espirito Santo's men to back-to-back seventh-place finishes and a Europa League quarter-final.
The Swords native has won nine international caps since making his debut in 2018.
He joins Spurs after Wolves accepted a bid understood to be £15m (€16.8m), which would make Doherty the third most expensive Irish signing of all time after Robbie Keane (£19m to Liverpool in 2008) and Damien Duff (£17m to Chelsea in 2003).
Bohs are believed to be in line for 10% of the transfer fee due to their role in Doherty's development.
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The right-back becomes Jose Mourinho's third signing of the summer following the arrivals of Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart.
"I'm very proud to be joining such a big club," Doherty said.
"(They have) the best stadium in the world and possibly the best training ground in the world from what I’ve seen.
"My time at Wolves was fantastic, I haven’t got a bad word to say about the whole club at all."
"But now I just feel that coming here is going to take my game and my career to the next level. I really feel like with Tottenham now I am really taking a big step forward."
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho said he was delighted to have signed the Irishman as he had proved a thorn in their side whenever they faced Wolves.
"I hate to play against him, so I'm so happy I won't play against him again!" said the Portuguese. "I'm so happy that we have him."
Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny said he thought the move was "a great deal" for Tottenham.
"It's certainly an interesting move for Matt," said Kenny. "He’s been a tremendous servant to Wolves, he’s had a great 10 years there.
"Mick McCarthy took him initially at Wolves and he did very well and obviously he has pushed on since that.
"Over the last number of years, his number of assists, and goals, if your full-backs are scoring goals it’s a real asset.
"I think it’s great value for Tottenham, a great deal."
Kenny said Doherty had been "undervalued" by Ireland but that Seamus Coleman's excellence at right-back had restricted his opportunities.
"Matt has probably been undervalued by Ireland, only three competitive starts for Ireland at 28 years of age.
"That's quite a stark statistic but at the same time Seamus has been an outstanding player for Ireland for a number of years. A brilliant captain. So it's a good position to be in."