Swansea City FC (@SwansOfficial) January 22, 2015
Swansea City have confirmed the signing of Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Naughton for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
Naughton, 26, joined Tottenham from hometown club Sheffield United in July 2009 along with Kyle Walker for a combined fee of £9 million, before going on to make 74 appearances during his five-and-a-half-year spell at the north London side.
The former England Under-21 international became expendable at White Hart Lane this month following the arrival of US international DeAndre Yedlin, with Swansea manager Garry Monk using the resources from the recent £25 million sale of Wilfried Bony to snap him up.
He becomes the third signing the Welsh club have made this month, following Benfica loanee Nelson Oliveira and midfielder Matt Grimes to the Liberty.
Speaking to the club's official website, Naughton said: "I'm pleased it’s all done because there has been talk since the summer over a potential move.
“My main aim is to start playing regular football again. I know it’s going to be a tough challenge because there are some very good players here, but that’s my goal."
Naughton has been greeted by some familiar faces at Swansea, following a summer of transfer activity which saw Tottenham midfielder Tom Carroll arrive on a season-long loan, and Gylyfi Sigurdsson return to the club in a swap deal for goalkeeper Michel Vorm, on the same day that left-back Ben Davies also moved to Spurs.
The versatile defender revealed that he had spoken to both Vorm and Davies before the switch, and heard nothing but good things back.
“I spoke to them both quite a bit,’’ he said. “Ben had obviously been at the club the longest and he said it was a great place to play your football. He also said I could use his flat in Swansea, which was nice, but he didn’t mention the rent!
“He said it was a good club with a family-feel to it. To be honest, as soon as I walked into the training ground this morning I could see that for myself straight away.
“I had a really warm welcome. The fact that there were a few faces I knew like Gylfi [Sigurdsson], Tom [Carroll], Nathan [Dyer] and Kyle [Bartley] helped a lot.’’
Naughton has already started training with his new club and will be eligible for Saturday's fourth-round FA Cup tie at Blackburn Rovers.