Spurs to let Kyle Naughton leave if DeAndre Yedlin secures early transfer - report

Kyle Naughton will be allowed to leave Tottenham Hotspur in January if DeAndre Yedlin secures an early arrival.

USA international Yedlin is said to be looking to speed up his entry to England through acquiring a Latvian passport.

The young full-back, who has familial ties to Latvia, could transfer to the club which signed him as early as January if the Baltic country accept his application, meaning the 21-year-old will arrive in North London to compete with first-choice right-back Kyle Walker, who is in the process of returning to full match fitness.

Unlike Walker, who has cemented himself as a key player for both Spurs and England following his arrival from Sheffield United in 2009, Naughton - who joined the club on the same deal - has struggled to cement his importance to the North London club, and he was on the verge on moving to Swansea over the summer.

Despite the two Premier League clubs agreeing a fee for the 25-year-old, personal terms were never reached, and Naughton has been lucky that Walker’s long-term injury has guaranteed him consistent first-team football this campaign.

However, a two-match suspension will start after the international break - following his second red card of the season picked up in the 2-1 defeat by Stoke - and Walker, who was back in training this week, could well be fit enough next week to fill the void left by the suspended Naughton on November 23 - with the North Londoners traveling to Hull looking to kick-start their season.

Of many weak points in the Spurs squad, Naughton is considered the weakest, and fans would be glad to see the 25-year-old leave, having never progressed in the manner that was expected of him. With Yedlin’s January arrival looking likely, Naughton’s loss will not be felt too heavily, and the defensive line at White Hart Lane will surely feel stronger than it has for a long, long while.

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