News this morning that the Newcastle club are looking into bringing England Under-21 international full-back Kyle Naughton on loan from Tottenham.
Kyle Naughton – a terrific young player
Newcastle were interested in this lad while he was still at Sheffield United and he is a top young player in the making.
The Evening Chronicle is reporting the young Tottenham Hotspur full-back, who was on loan at Middlebrough earlier this year, is the subject of interest from the Newcastle club.
Of course Chris Hughton is very well thought of at the Spurs club, where he coached for 13 seasons, and Chris will have very chance of securing this player if Harry Redknapp is willing to let the player leave on a full season loan deal.
Chris is said to have a terrific relationship with Redknapp, and Chris is after defensive reinforcements with Danny Simpson out until September, as the player recovers from an end-of-season operation for tendon damage.
21 year-old Kyle Naughton can play in either full-back position or in midfield and played 15 games at Middlesbrough on loan last season in the Championship.
Sources close to Naughton, contacted by the Chronicle, say the youngster would “jump at the chance” to play for Newcastle next season.
Naughton said today:
“I have another three years on my contract at Tottenham so there is plenty of time for me to do well there.” “I’m still young and only broke into the Sheffield United team in 2008/09.”
“I haven’t played all that many games. When Spurs came in for me, it was too good an opportunity to turn down and I have never regretted going there.”
“My game has improved a lot through playing and training with some of the most talented players in the world.” “I’ve really benefited from the coaching I have received.”
“I’ve improved on the ball and my confidence is higher.”
Of course Newcastle are such a famous club, and Harry Redknapp knows all about Newcastle and their supporters, that they must be a big attraction to young players that need to get first team experience somewhere.
But this signing would be bad news for Danny Simpson, because Chris would need to play Kyle so he gets the experience he’s been loaned out for, otherwise it is of no use to the player or his Spurs club.
With the Perch imminent signing and now this – things are looking a little bit rosier in the Newcastle garden, and hey, where are those pictures of our boys back training at Benton today? 😀