DeAndre Yedlin will link up with Tottenham Hotspur in January, with Sky Sports sources claiming he has been granted a permit to work in England.
After impressing at the World Cup Finals for the United States, the White Hart Lane club paid Seattle Sounders a fee of £2.5million for the young fullback. But as he didn’t meet the requirements to work in the United Kingdom, he was refused permission to link up with his new club and has instead remained with his former club whom he helped reach the MLS playoffs.
So desperate was Yedlin to make the move to Tottenham he applied for a Latvian passport due to heritage in his family, but Sky Sports claim he will no longer need to pursue this as he has been granted a Governing Body Endorsement to move to England. The 21-year-old fullback is now expected to join his new team-mates in January, when he will hope to earn first team recognition.
Speaking earlier this year, Yedlin, who will compete with Kyle Walker for the right-back slot, said: “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. I’m an attacking full-back and I felt when I signed that England will fit my playing style better. Tottenham Hotspur was a good situation for me.”
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