DeAndre Yedlin, the USA international right-back has completed his transfer to Tottenham from MLS team, Seattle Sounders, in a deal which has been widely reported in recent days.
The 21-year-old played at the World Cup Finals in Brazil and having signed for Tottenham, Yedlin will return to the US to play the remainder of the MLS season with Seattle. The Spurs club website is reporting that he will join up with Tottenham for the start of the 2015-16 season but there is the option of coming at the end of the MLS season in December.
In an interview for the website, Yedlin’s remarks were reported on Twitter by @SpursOfficial,
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 13, 2014
DeAndre Yedlin went on to say that he had spoken to the US manager, former Tottenham striker, Jurgen Klinsmann about the transfer and that he is looking forward to the move. He said,
The facilities are the best in Europe, if not the world. It’s a great team. I’m very excited. It’s a great team with a new coach and a style that suits the way I play. That’s a big reason I made the decision.
Yedlin has played in the MLS for Seattle Sounders since 2013 and has made 45 appearances, scoring one goal. He played against Tottenham in the recent tour match. Yedlin made his international debut for the US in 2014 and has won 7 caps, having previously played for the Under-20 team.
This is a good move for the young player and in time he could provide a challenge to Kyle Walker. While understanding that he is to return to the MLS for the remainder of the season, it is strange that he is not going to join Spurs until next summer. To join up with Tottenham in January would give him the opportunity to get to know the club and players with the chance to settle in England.