Good bit of business for all concerned
Tottenham have signed defenders Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker from Championship side Sheffield United.
Everton had bid £5m to land Naughton, while Aston Villa were also believed to be admirers of the 20-year-old, who has instead opted for Spurs.
A fee has not been disclosed but could be close to the £10m mark for the duo.
Walker will return to Bramall Lane on loan as part of the deal with Spurs, and the Blades will also be able to take Tottenham players on loan.
Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell said: “Having Walker available is a very important part of our strategy and it’s exciting to have the chance to talk with Tottenham and judge whether any other of their players might fit into our squad.
“If we think that someone could help us we could take them on a short-term loan throughout August and, if required, extend it to a season-long arrangement after that.” (BBC Sport)
This deal has been brewing for a while and now a deal has been done handing Harry Redknapp two more full backs for his ever increasing collection. Good news for Blades fans that Kyle Walker will be back at the club on loan for next season and the chance to take some of Spurs top talents on loan is also an added bonus and probably the best deal Kevin Blackwell could expect.
Both young Englishman have a bright future in the game but will probably find it hard at first to get a good run in the first team. Kyle Naughton may be employed more as a winger by the Tottenham boss, which would be wise because when I have seen him in action he has looked far more impressive going forward than in defence.