Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of DeAndre Yedlin from Seattle Sounders for an undisclosed fee.
The 21-year-old becomes manager Mauricio Pochettino’s 4th signing of the summer, having already signed two defenders and a goalkeeper. Yedlin has signed a four-year contract and will remain at the MLS club until the start of next season. Former-Spurs goalkeeper Kasey Keller urged the USA international to stay in Seattle to ensure regular football. But the immediate loan-back should solve the problem, allowing Yedlin to develop further before moving to the Premier League.
Yedlin, who has played seven times for his country – including three substitute appearances in the World Cup – has spoken of his happiness about the move.
“I’m very excited to come to the Premier League and challenge myself against some of the best players in the world,” he said.
The move appears to show Pochettino’s confidence in the existing attacking players at the club. While many fans are crying out for reinforcements of an attacking nature the Argentine is happy that the regime change will bring the desired changes. Of the other players being heavily linked with a move to White Hart Lane, only two are attacking players. The move for Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio is hanging by the balance. Morgan Schneiderlin may have been priced out of a move by Southampton and PSV’s Memphis Depay is attracting more and more interest from Manchester United.
This means Pochettino is left to get the best out of big-money flop Roberto Soldado and the seemingly mentally unstable Emmanuel Adebayor. His habit of favouring young talent could be good news for Harry Kane though, which is good news for the striker that started to make waves under departed boss Tim Sherwood.
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