Yedlin will receive his Latvian passport in the next fortnight, according to a report in the Daily Mirror, which he qualifies for as his grandmother was Latvian and he should then be free to move to England in time for the new year.
The 21-year-old has had an incredible year for club and country as he shone at the World Cup with the USMNT and is chasing an MLS-record treble with the Sounders as they look to claim the MLS Cup in the next month.
Spurs announced the capture of Yedlin in August but despite the lack of clarity as to when he would officially join up with Mauricio Pochettino‘s side, it now appears to be clear that he will make the move in January.
That will give the pacey fullback a short rest after the current MLS season but he will need to adapt to the Premier League quickly as his move will seemingly spell the end for Kyle Naughton at White Hart Lane.
Naughton has struggled to prove his quality to the Spurs faithful and although he is a solid option, Yedlin will be expected to replace him when he completes his move.
First-choice right-back Kyle Walker has been out of action for a long time as he struggles to recover from a pelvic injury so Yedlin’s move is something Spurs need.
The USMNT star looks set for a bright future and Pochettino will look to continue his excellent track record of improving emerging stars of the game, but it may be best to give the youngster a few months to adapt.
Naughton can continue to do a job for Spurs until the end of the season, and Yedlin will only benefit from being eased into life in the Premier League for a few months, especially after such an intense season.
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