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Swansea lodges £4m bid for Tottenham's Kyle Naughton

The Mail thinks that Kyle2 could be heading to the Liberty Stadium. Sounds plausible.

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Today's big news in Tottenham Hotspur land was the arrival of new American right back DeAndre Yedlin and that he was photographed in the wild training with the team. The next logical step is to then inquire about the status of existing right back Kyle Naughton. The Daily Mail suggests that Kyle2 could be heading to Swansea after the Swans lodged a £4m bid.

Naughton was purchased along with fellow fullback Kyle Walker from Sheffield United back in 2009 for what was then suggested to be a combined fee of £10m. Of the two Sheffield Kyles, Naughton was expected to be the more promising of the two, and it was hinted that he could contribute to Spurs right away. Meanwhile, Kyle Walker was loaned back to Sheffield for the remainder of the 2009-2010 season.

Fast-forward five years: Kyle Walker has now emerged as one of the better right backs in England, and Naughton has regressed to where he is effectively the fourth choice RB at Tottenham Hotspur. It's not surprising that, with the arrival of Yedlin, he would be a prime candidate for a January transfer.

Now, take this rumor with a salt mine since this IS the Mail, but considering the overall value of Kyle Walker right now, selling what is effectively your fourth choice RB (behind Walker, Yedlin, and presumably Vlad Chiriches) for £4m would be a stroke of genius. I don't hate Naughton by any means, but it's clear that he's not going to get the minutes he wants at Tottenham, so it's a good idea to move him on, and £4m is a pretty good price.


Plus, with the strong referral from the club that Spurs will need to sell before they buy, this is a rumor that is extremely plausible. Who knows if this is the actual amount of the sale, but I don't think it would surprise anyone to see Naughton reuniting with Gylfl Sigurdsson at the Liberty Stadium this month. And if he goes, I wish Kyle2 well.