Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly joined the race to sign highly-rated Sheffield United full-back Kyle Naughton. Spurs' Premier League rivals Everton were believed to be the front-runners in the battle for the starlet's signature, with the Toffees said to have agreed a £5 million fee with the Blades for Naughton's services. However, Harry Redknapp has now reportedly made a late attempt to bag the 20-year-old from under David Moyes' nose. United manager Kevin Blackwell has revealed he is already on the lookout for a replacement for Naughton ahead of the the new campaign. "We're a good club and we can attract good talent," he told the Sheffield Star. "People want to come here. I know that because I had to recharge my phone twice in one afternoon when everyone realised what had happened. All the calls were people trying to recommend someone. "What we've also got to do now is unearth the next Kyle Naughton." Naughton is the second Sheffield United full-back to be linked with Tottenham this summer, with 19-year-old Kyle Walker - who featured in all three of the club's Championship Play-Off encounters last season - also tipped to swap Bramall Lane with White Hart Lane.
13 July 2009
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