United States manager and Tottenham legend Jurgen Klinsmann has backed DeAndre Yedlin to be a star at the club when he completes his move in the coming months.
The Seattle Sounders right-back has had an excellent season and his impressive displays at the World Cup put him in the shop window for a host of top European sides.
It was Spurs who won the race for his signature, though the Lilywhites allowed the 21-year-old to remain with Seattle for the remainder of the 2014 MLS season, and Klinsmann feels that they have got a player with bundles of potential in Yedlin.
“I think Spurs will get a huge talent,” Klinsmann said.
“We are super excited that he is coming over here [England]. As you saw really quickly in the World Cup, he is highly talented, has great pace, good character, is a good kid and wants to learn.
“So he comes here and he will be a kind of sponge to the coaching staff, to his team-mates and wants, step by step, to break in,” the USMNT coach added, speaking ahead of the USA’s friendly with Colombia in England on Friday.
Yedlin made three appearances at the World Cup under Klinsmann and is now a key part of the USA squad despite being just 21.
He has been deployed on the right side of midfield in recent times and may be fielded there against Colombia this week.
His electrifying pace makes him a dangerous attacker and Spurs may also look to use him on the wings as they have plenty of cover in the right-back position at the moment.
Will DeAndre Yedlin be a star for Tottenham when he completes his switch to England?