Political bust-up scuppers Spurs deal


Kyle Naughton

Portsmouth have given up on their hopes of signing Kyle Naughton on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

The young full-back was wanted by Steve Cotterill on the south coast but it appears that the £1m which Pompey owe Spurs for Asmir Begovic is scuppering any chance of a deal.

He told The News: “Kyle is still somebody I would like to have. But I need to be making contingency plans because of what’s going on between the clubs.

“There is a political position there that is difficult for Tottenham as well, which I appreciate.

“So we might have to move somewhere else short-term, for a month, and then maybe see what happens in a month’s time.

“I have made one call, the manager is happy about it, the player wants a little bit of time to think about it, which is fair enough because he probably just got pulled out of the blue.

“He will come in for a month initially and if he does well it might be for a bit longer.”

Have something to tell us about this article?



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.