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Tottenham Hotspur In Negotiations For Coveted Young Defender

Spurs hoping to seal a deal for DeAndre Yedlin.

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Tottenham Hotspur are moving closer to securing a deal for young full-back DeAndre Yedlin, report the Daily Mail, who suggest that Spurs are closing to securing a £2.75m deal for the USA World Cup star.

Yedlin shot to prominence with his display as a substitute for Febian Johnson in the USA’s last 16 exit to Belgium, with his rampaging runs up the right flank causing numerous headaches for Belgian left back Jan Vertonghen – ironically also of Spurs.

Serie A runners-up AS Roma had been amongst the clubs to have been linked with a move for Yedlin this summer, but it now appears that it is Tottenham who will secure his transfer from MLS outfit Seattle Sounders.

The 21 year-old could help to fill a trouble position at White Hart Lane, at least in the long term, with neither Kyle Walker nor Kyle Naughton having made the position their own, despite early promise from both former Sheffield United players.

One man who has advised Yedlin against the move, surprisingly enough, is former Spurs goalkeeper Kasey Keller, who believes that Tottenham’s turnover of players may mean that it is a poor choice for Yedlin.

The American does fit the remit of new manager Mauricio Pochettino, however, who built a Southampton team around young and energetic stars such as Yedlin.

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