Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Spurs beat Everton to Blades duo

Tottenham Hotspur have pipped Everton to the signing of both Kyle Naughton and Kyle Walker from Sheffield United.

The two right-backs will join Spurs this month in a deal worth a total of £8m, despite Naughton having been a long-term target for David Moyes.

The two players represent Harry Redknapp's first major success in the transfer market this summer — he is also pursuing Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Patrick Vieira — but the deal has left Everton angry.

The club had been given permission by Sheffield United to agree personal terms with Naughton, 20, but that was withdrawn when Spurs offered a lump sum for both players.

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