Kyle Naughton arrived at Spurs along with Kyle Walker in July 2009 but his progression hasn’t mirrored that of his former Sheffield United team mate. While Walker has made the right back position his own, Naughton has had to make do with a series of loan spells and a stint covering the left back position which led only to widespread criticism.
With Ryan Fredericks coming along nicely and Adam Smith impressing while out on loan, Naughton now has plenty of competition on either side of defence and all that could lead to a move away from the club in the January transfer window.
It’s claimed that Aston Villa are in pole position if Spurs decide that Naughton is surplus to requirements this month. Villains’ boss Paul Lambert has previously worked with the player at Norwich where he was given an extended run during another loan stint.
Kyle Naughton’s Spurs career may end up being defined by an unfortunate run while covering in an unfamiliar position but a sale before the end of the month would surprise very few.