Tottenham confirm that DeAndre Yedlin will join squad in January

DeAndre Yedlin will be joining Tottenham Hotspur in January, the club have confirmed.

The lightning fast USMNT right-back was signed by Spurs in the summer but was allowed to remain in MLS with the Seattle Sounders for at least the remainder of the 2014 campaign.

He did just that, winning the US Open Cup and MLS Supporters’ Shield with the Sounders before losing in the Western Conference final to eventual MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy.

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Yedlin made a real impression at the World Cup in Brazil in the summer and his performances there attracted interest from a host of European clubs, but it was Tottenham who won the race to sign him.

The 21-year-old will join up with Mauricio Pochettino and the Argentine head coach is excellent at working with youngsters, something that should see Yedlin progress as a player.

“DeAndre is a young player with great potential who has already achieved a lot in Major League Soccer,” Pochettino said.

“It is important for his development that he is given the time to adapt to his new surroundings both on and off the pitch and we believe that by coming to us in January it will give him the best opportunity to do so.”

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Spurs legend and USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann has played Yedlin at right midfield in recent national games and that is a position he could play for Tottenham, as well as in his natural right-back role.

Pochettino’s comments suggest Yedlin will be eased into the side and will be a squad player for the remainder of the 2014-15 campaign for the Lilywhites.

But with so much potential, it’s important Yedlin joins up with his new side now and he will hope to enjoy plenty of success in England with Tottenham now.

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