Spurs hope that Seattle star can move to White Hart Lane in January.
Tottenham Hotspur are hopeful of bringing forward the transfer of young Seattle Sounders right back DeAndre Yedlin from next summer to January, report the Mirror, after Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton were both struck by injury during the opening weeks of this season, leaving them vuleranble in that area of the pitch.
Spurs agreed a deal with Seattle and Yedlin this summer following his wonderful performance for the USA as a substitute in their World Cup last 16 clash with Belgium, whilst the lightning quick youngster has also been one of the stand-out performers for the Sounders in the MLS season.
They were comfortable allowing him to remain in Seattle until June, but are now keen on ensuring that he can arrive in North London ahead of schedule to ensure that no repeat of the current injuries issues is felt.
The big issue seems to surround Yedlin’s passport and, presumably, work permit issues – however, the player’s Latvian heritage could allow him to secure a passport from the Eastern European EU nation, allowing his move to White Hart Lane to go through as soon as the transfer window reopens in January.
The player himself has also confirmed that he turned down a move to AS Roma in favour of Tottenham and that he is excited to bring his style of attacking full back play to the Premier League:
“I could have signed for Roma, I just felt that England fit my playing style better and Tottenham was a good situation for me.”
“I’m an attacking full back. They have Kyle Walker and I’m excited to learn from him, and learn from the other full-backs and from coach Mauricio Pochettino, who’s great with young players.”