As Sky Sports source claims £3m Kyle Naughton bid: Why the move would make sense

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Naughton has reportedly been the subject of a bid from Leicester City, and if so it would be a smart move for all concerned.

According to Sky Sports sources, Leicester City are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Naughton.

One source reportedly claims the Foxes have lodged a £3million bid for the 26-year-old, although neither club has confirmed the claim and Tottenham are said to have a higher valuation of the player. But if the latest story is true, would a move to the King Power Stadium be a smart one for Naughton?

In truth it would make sense for all concerned, with the arrival of DeAndre Yedlin at White Hart Lane and Kyle Walker’s return from injury meaning Naughton is unlikely to see much first-team action if he does remain in North London.

The right-back has made 75 appearances for Tottenham but only 11 of those have come this season, and he has not featured in the Premier League since his red card against Stoke City back in November.

So in terms of the player himself, a move to Leicester would make sense if they intend on making him their first choice right-back – something Ritchie De Laet and Danny Simpson may take issue with given their presence at the club.

Then there is Tottenham themselves, who have more right-backs than they know what to do with, with Eric Dier and Vlad Chiriches also playing in that position at times this season.

A transfer for £3million would be a fine piece of business for a player out of contract in 2016, while Leicester would also be bringing in someone who knows the club well following a successful loan spell there.

Naughton played 36 matches for Leicester while on loan from Tottenham, scoring an impressive five goals and providing three assists in that time.

So any move would surely be a win-win, provided of course the latest reports are true.

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