Swans switch suits Kyle Naughton

New Swansea City Kyle Naughton

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Kyle Naughton is looking forward to playing regular first-team football again after completing his transfer from Tottenham to Swansea City.

The 26-year-old moves to the Liberty Stadium on a three-and-a-half year deal for a reported £5million.

Naughton started his career at Sheffield United and made 40 league appearances before moving to Spurs, along with fellow Blades star Kyle Walker, for a combined fee of £9million in the summer of 2009.

However, unlike Walker, Naughton failed to become a first-team regular at White Hart Lane and was loaned out to Middlesbrough, Leicester City and Norwich City during his time in north London.

The former England Under-21 international only featured in 42 Premier League matches during his time with Spurs and was rarely used by Mauricio Pochettino this term.

He told Swansea’s official site: “My 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. I can’t wait.”

Naughton is Swansea’s third signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira on loan and midfielder Matt Grimes from Exeter City.

Garry Monk’s side have a tricky FA Cup fourth-round clash this weekend at Blackburn. Swansea are 2.34 to win the match while Championship side Rovers are 2.90.

Naughton’s arrival in South Wales means Swansea’s current first-choice left-back Neil Taylor could now be heading elsewhere.

Crystal Palace have offered £4.5million for the Wales international while West Brom have also been linked with the defender.

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