Newly promoted Norwich City have landed full back Kyle Naughton on loan.
The Tottenham defender, who can play operate at both right and left full back, joins the Canaries until the end of the season.
Naughton was being chased by a number of Premier League clubs with Aston Villa showing strong interest in him.
But the 22-year-old has decided a move to Carrow Road would provide more first-team opportunities and boss Paul Lambert was overjoyed to secure his services.
“We’re delighted to have secured Kyle’s services for the season. He’s a quality player who will come in and give the current group a hand as well as providing more healthy competition for places.
“He’s a pacy player and he’s also young and hungry to continue developing his career and we’re obviously pleased he’s got the chance now to do that with us here at Norwich City.”
Despite moving to Tottenham in 2009 he has failed to nail down a regular starting place at White Hart Lane with manager Harry Redknapp opting to loan him out.
The move will now give the full back a chance to establish a presence in the top flight after two seasons of playing in the Championship on loan at Leicester City and Middlesbrough.
He’ll be hoping the loan can revitalise Naughton’s career in the same way it did for Kyle Walker who shone on loan at Aston Villa last season.