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Yedlin goes up against LA Galaxy's Robbie Keane in MLS earlier this year.

Yedlin joining Spurs in Jan; ‘No Keane loan’

Tottenham have announced that U.S. international DeAndre Yedlin will join the club in January. Yedlin, 21, agreed to sign a four-year deal with Spurs in August, with the club announcing at the time that the right-back would remain with the Seattle Sounders for the remainder of the Major League Soccer season. Sources told ESPN FC on Monday that the player’s UK work permit was in the process of being finalised, and the Premier League club have now confirmed he will join Mauricio Pochettino’s squad in the January transfer window. “We are pleased to confirm that DeAndre Yedlin will be joining the club in January,” a statement on the club’s official website read. Yedlin ended his MLS stint in fine style, helping the Sounders win the Western Conference title and Supporter’s Shield before losing to the Los Angeles Galaxy in the Conference Finals, and Pochettino has high hopes for the defender. “DeAndre is a young player with great potential who has already achieved a lot in MLS,” 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.” Yedlin, who has 10 international caps, made three appearances for the U.S. at the 2013 World Cup, in group games against Portugal and Germany and in their last-16 defeat to Belgium. The 21-year-old’s arrival at White Hart Lane comes after the north Londoners brought in Ben Davies, Michel Vorm, Eric Dier, Benjamin Stambouli and Federico Fazio during the summer. Yedlin was selected for the MLS All-Star Team in his debut season in 2013 — the first rookie to achieve that feat in MLS since 2005 — and earned the honour once again this term.


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