Swansea have signed Tottenham right-back Kyle Naughton on a three-and-a-half year deal. The fee is believed to be in the region of £5m.
The 26 year-old has made ten appearances for Tottenham this year, although all of these were due to the absence of Kyle Walker through injury.
Reports early on in January suggested that Tottenham Chairman Daniel Levy demanded £5m for the defender, and he has now got exactly what he wanted after some tough negotiating.
The arrival of DeAndre Yedlin and the return of Kyle Walker has prompted Naughton’s move to Swansea, with the Englishman falling out of favour under Mauricio Pochettino, with the Argentine something choosing the likes of Vlad Chiriches and Eric Dier ahead of him.
Garry Monk has spoken very highly recently of the right-back, and is pleased with his new signing, spending £5m of the £28m he received for striker Wilfred Bony. Here is what Naughton has said about the move to his new club.
“I’m really excited, I can’t wait to get going and get some games under my belt,”
“At Tottenham Kyle Walker was out for a long time, so I was playing.
“Kyle’s back now and they signed one or two other players, so I just thought it would be best for me and maybe the club if we went in different directions.
“I’ve watched Swansea so many times, I’ve played here so many times against them and their style of football is what really attracted me.
“I like always getting it down and passing it, and that was one of the main attractions for me.”