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Walker going back to the Blades
Published : 22 Jul 2009 17:24:00
Tottenham have paid an undisclosed fee - believed to be close to £10million - for Naughton, 20, and Walker, 19, who both broke into the first-team at Bramall Lane last season after working their way through the club's academy. Blades manager Kevin Blackwell, who will also be able to take Tottenham players on loan as part of the deal, said: "Having Walker available is a very important part of our strategy and it's exciting to have the chance to talk with Tottenham and judge whether any other of their players might fit into our squad. "If we think that someone could help us we could take them on a short-term loan throughout August and, if required, extend it to a season-long arrangement after that." Blackwell added: "Our academy is proving its worth in producing assets for Sheffield United and, in these current uncertain financial times, we are pursuing a policy we believe will enable me to try and build a competitive team whilst developing the club's long-term future."