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Swansea confirm signing of full-back Kyle Naughton from Spurs

Swansea have announced the signing of Tottenham full-back Kyle Naughton, on a three-and-a-half year deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Naughton is likely to receive more first team game time at Swansea. Credit: PA

The sum is believed to be somewhere around £5m for 26 year-old Naughton, who has struggled to force his way into Tottenham's first team under various managers since joining in 2009.

He is expected to make his Premier League debut against Southampton on February 1st, and will return to face Spurs at White Hart Lane on March 4th.

Spurs defender set for £5m Swansea move

Kyle Naughton is set to miss Tottenham's Capital One Cup semi-final against boyhood club Sheffield United as a move to Swansea edges closer.

The 26-year-old full-back came through the ranks at Bramall Lane, making 50 appearances for the Blades before moving to north London in 2009.

Kyle Naughton is set for Wales. Credit: PA

Naughton arrived at White Hart Lane at the same time as Kyle Walker, although has struggled to make the same impact as the England right-back.

He is now understood to be closing in on a move to Swansea, with a fee, reported to be £5million, having been agreed with the south Wales club.

Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino was coy about Naughton's future on Tuesday - "I can't tell you any news or any comment," he said - but suggested that his exit would be the exception rather than the rule.


Garry Monk to become Swansea City head coach

Garry Monk will become Swansea City's new head coach for the foreseeable future after the sacking of Michael Laudrup, the club has confirmed.

The centre back, who joined Swansea in 2004, will work alongside first team coach Alan Curtis.

Garry Monk will become Swansea City's new head coach. Credit: PA Wire

The Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins urged everyone involved with the club to get behind Monk:

“I hope all our supporters can fully understand how difficult this period has been for us and I would urge everyone connected to the football club to get behind Garry Monk, the staff and players.’’

Michael Laudrup decision in 'best interests' of club

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins has said the decision to part company with manager Michael Laudrup was made "reluctantly" in the "best interests" of the club and the supporters.

“It is a decision we have taken reluctantly. But it’s a decision made in the best interests of Swansea City Football Club and our supporters," confirmed chairman Huw Jenkins.

Swansea City have parted company with manager Michael Laudrup. Credit: PA Wire

“It is the first time in nearly 10 years that the club has parted with a manager in this way, but we had to remove the constant uncertainty surrounding the club and Michael’s long-term future with us.

“I had a meeting with Michael today in a final attempt to support him and establish a way to improve the work of the backroom team to secure the results we need over the final 14 Premier League games.

“However, after thinking long and hard about the best way forward, I felt it was unlikely we would achieve a stable environment at the club to allow us to get back to basics and produce the performance levels that have served Swansea City so well over the last few years."

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