Kyle Naughton
Kyle Naughton had only started five Premier League games under Spurs boss Mauricio PochettinoReuters

Kyle Naughton has left Tottenham Hotspur to join Swansea after agreeing a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty Stadium, the Welsh club have confirmed.

The 26-year-old right-back only made five Premier League starting appearances during the first part of the campaign under Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, even though Kyle Walker has only just returned to action after a long spell on the sidelines due to injury.

With the arrival of DeAndre Yedlin to White Hart Lane, Pochettino has opted to part ways with Naughton and Swansea reportedly paid £5m fee to secure his services.

The Welsh club have now confirmed the deal through an official statement.

"Swansea City have strengthened their defensive options with the signing of Tottenham Hotspur full-back Kyle Naughton," the club confirmed.

"The 26-year-old, who completed his medical today [Thursday], has penned a three-and-a-half year deal at the Liberty Stadium for an undisclosed fee."

Swansea have already signed Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira on loan and midfielder Matt Grimes during the January transfer window but saw striker Wilfried Bony leaving to join Manchester City.

Nauhgton expressed his delight regarding the move, explaining his decision to leave Spurs was due to a lack of playing time.

"I'm pleased it's all done because there has been talk since the summer over a potential move," he said.

"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.''