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Kyle Naughton completes move to Swansea City

Kyle Naughton has completed his move to Swansea City from Tottenham, the club has announced.

The 26-year-old full-back has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty Stadium after more than five years at White Hart Lane.

Kyle Naughton says he is looking forward to settling into Swansea life. Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Speaking to the club's website, Naughton said: “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.

“I’ve had quite a few loan moves over my career, but I actually played 34 games last season for Spurs, which is a fair amount. The main problem for me, however, was that I was still in and out of the team. That’s difficult at times.

“I’m sad to be leaving Spurs because it’s a great club. I was there quite a while and the lads are a great bunch. But now I just want to settle into life at Swansea and try to play regularly. It all comes down to playing football – after all, that’s my job.’’


Swansea one of highest earning clubs in world football

Swansea have found success on and off the pitch in recent years. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Swansea City is the 29th highest earning club in world football, according to a report published today.

The Swans are in the list just behind other footballing giants such as Benfica in 26th, Roma in 24th and Marseille in 23rd.

The Deloitte report shows the Swans brought in a revenue of £98.7m in 2013/14.

The report underlines the remarkable rise of Swansea, from the club's sale for just £1 in 2001, to their League Cup triumph in 2013 and subsequent run in the Europa League last season.

England Six Nations squad to be announced

Wales are to get a first glimpse of the side they'll be facing in their Six Nations opener later today.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster will announce his 34 man side for the tournament, which kicks off next month at the Millennium Stadium.

With a number of key players out due to injury, Lancaster will have some tough decisions to make.

The pack will miss Wasps lock Joe Launchbury who's out until April after neck surgery. While Courtney Lawes will also be absent for the first few weeks following an ankle operation.

In the backs, Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi will also miss the first two games after long-term groin injury.

The side had mixed results in the autumn internationals, losing narrowly to South Africa and the All Blacks but taking wins against Australia and Samoa.

Wales lost 29-18 in their last Six Nations clash against England Credit: PA

Naughton move to Swansea edges closer

Naughton in action against Aston Villa earlier this season. Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Kyle Naughton, the Tottenham Hotspur full back, is set to miss Spurs's Capital One semi-final with Sheffield United this evening as his move to Swansea edges closer.

According to reports Swansea have had a bid accepted for the former England Under-21 international, who can play either right or left back.

The move puts into question the future of current Swans left back Neil Taylor, who's been linked with a move to a number of clubs during the transfer window.

Swansea have money to spend in the transfer market, following the big money departure of Wilfried Bony to Man City earlier this month.


FT: Middlesbrough 2 - 1 Cardiff City

Cardiff City lost 2-1 to Middlesbrough in the Championship this evening, with striker Kenwyne Jones scoring the only goal for the Welsh side.

It brings further disappointment for Russell Slade's side following their 3-2 defeat to Norwich at the weekend.

Swans injury list: Routledge out and Montero's back

Swansea winger Wayne Routledge has been ruled out for four weeks with a calf strain.

Wayne Routledge's out but Jefferson Montero is back. Credit: PA

Routledge, who has featured in 19 of the club's 22 Barclays Premier League fixtures this campaign and scored three times, came off after only 32 minutes of last weekend's 5-0 home defeat to Chelsea.

But there was better news for Swansea manager Garry Monk on Tuesday as Ecuador international Jefferson Montero returned to full training for the first time since sustaining a hamstring injury in the 1-0 victory against Aston Villa on Boxing Day.

Montero will be available for selection for Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round trip to Sky Bet Championship side Blackburn and midfielder Leon Britton is also in contention for that game after missing the Chelsea defeat with a groin strain.

But captain Ashley Williams is set to to miss the trip to Ewood Park after sustaining a shoulder injury against the Premier League leaders.

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