Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier says Swansea have done well out of a deal for Tottenham Hotspur defender Kyle Naughton.
Matt Le Tissier has told the South Wales Evening Post about the benefits of Swansea signing Kyle Naughton from Tottenham Hotspur.
Naughton is close to completing a £5 million move from Spurs and Le Tissier believes it will take care of a problematic right-back slot for the Swans.
“Swansea have been a bit deficient in the right-back area this season. I'm not sure (Angel) Rangel is up to Premier League level and Naughton would improve that position,” said Le Tissier.
“He's a decent defender. He came for quite a few quid when they bought him alongside Kyle Walker from Sheffield United and I think he'll improve Swansea because in that right-back position I think they are a little bit weak.”
Naughton was perhaps a little unfortunate that he didn’t hold a better status under Mauricio Pochettino at White Hart Lane.
He was given chances at Spurs but Kyle Walker’s return to fitness and the transfer signings of Eric Dier and DeAndre Yedlin threw doubt over his future at the club and Tottenham’s loss is Swansea’s gain.
Naughton has plenty of attributes, which will work in his favour at the Liberty Stadium and he’s well suited to the style of play Garry Monk likes to see from his team.
His pace allows him to get forward and he’ll provide a good source of extra width off of the right hand side in big games.
He’ll also be looking to prove a point in Wales and show Tottenham why they were wrong to let him go.
That extra determination and enthusiasm will work in Swansea’s favour and they will benefit from having an experienced Premier League player as an extra option on the right hand side of Garry Monk’s back four.