Kyle Naughton agrees terms on new Swansea City contract
Swansea City defender Kyle Naughton has agreed terms on a new one-year contract that will extend his stay with the club.
The 33-year-old’s existing deal is due to expire in the summer, but he is set to put pen to paper on a contract through to the end of June 2023, which would see him bring up eight years in Swansea colours.
Naughton recently made his 250th appearance since his arrival from Tottenham in January 2015, and he has enjoyed an outstanding campaign under head coach Russell Martin.
Tasked with the important middle centre-back role, his composure, technical ability and reading of the game has been key in the overhaul of Swansea’s style of play.
The experienced Naughton has completed the most passes of any Championship defender this season, as well as enjoying the highest pass completion rate of any player in his position.
The former England Under-21 international began his career with Sheffield United where, having joined the Blades’ academy at the age of seven, his impressive performances saw Harry Redknapp take him to Tottenham in 2009.
While on Spurs’ books, he had loan spells with Middlesbrough, Leicester and Norwich before firmly establishing himself at White Hart Lane prior to his move to SA1.
Naughton previously captained the Swans in the Carabao Cup meetings with Northampton Town and Cambridge United in 2019.