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Spurs Launch Remarkable £11m Double Raid

Championship pair have a bright future and could well be Premier League bound this summer

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The Rumour

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp made a remarkable £11million double raid for Sheffield United’s young fullbacks Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker yesterday.

The highly-rated pair were in London for transfer talks after Spurs jumped into the chase to the annoyance of Everton who had a deal set up for Naughton.

Redknapp wants a package deal that would see Naughton join him now and Walker bought and then loaned back to the Blades for a season – as Football Spy revealed yesterday.

However the swoop has caused fury at Everton who had agreed a deal for Naughton last week and were assured that he was coming to them when he returned from United’s trip to Malta.

But instead Naughton and Walker were at White Hart Lane to discuss terms on the complicated double transfer.

The Source: (Daily Mirror)

The Analysis

You can never have enough full backs, at least that must be Harry Redknapp’s philosophy, having already employed a good number of them in his Spurs squad as it is, the White Hart Lane boss is after this impressive pair of English youngsters.

Sheffield United will want to be keeping their best players as they look to better their play-off final finish of last term but Kevin Blackwell may also not want to stand in the way of these two local born players but would also probably gleefully take the cash from their sales.

The danger for the pair of course could be that they get lost in the crowd at the north London club, especially with regards to the huge amount of similar players at the club, as mentioned earlier. Redknapp may see Naughton as a more attacking option on the right and could see both as players for the future.

The Likelihood

Naughton and Walker to Spurs: Naughton seems very likely to leave Bramall Lane and both are wanted by a number of other clubs in the top tier.

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