Naughton reveals Spurs team-mate encouraged him to seal Swansea transfer
PUBLISHED: 08:49 23 January 2015 | UPDATED: 08:49 23 January 2015
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Kyle Naughton has revealed former Swansea City man Ben Davies urged him to make the move to the Liberty Stadium following his £5million departure from Tottenham.
Naughton penned a three-and-a-half year contract with the Welsh club on Thursday and could make his debut in their FA Cup tie with Championship side Blackburn Rovers this weekend.
The defender was delighted to make the switch and revealed Davies, who joined Spurs from Swansea in the summer, had great things to say about Garry Monk’s side.
“Ben had obviously been at the club the longest and he said it was a great place to play your football,” Naughton told Swansea’s official website.
“He said it was a good club with a family feel to it. To be honest, as soon as I walked into the training ground I could see that for myself straight away.”
The 26-year-old had been a peripheral figure at Spurs this season and he can’t wait to get back to playing regular first team football.
“I’m pleased it’s all done because there has been talk since the summer over a potential move,” Naughton added.
“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.’’