Seattle Sounders right-back DeAndre Yedlin has been familiarising himself with Tottenham ahead of his future move to White Hart Lane, taking in the club's Europa League clash with Besiktas.
It remains to be seen whether soon-to-be Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin will head over to England in either the winter or summer of 2015 but, for now, the Seattle Sounders star is following his future club from a distance.
One of the top-rated talents in MLS, Yedlin’s career path has been on a meteoric rise over the past 18 months, progressing from the college level to a two-time All-Star and World Cup standout after just one full professional season.
Sealing a £2.5 million move to Spurs in August on the back of his impressive performances in Brazil, the US international has returned to Seattle for the time being, but revealed last week that he is in the process of attaining EU citizenship through his mother’s Latvian heritage, in order to sidestep the usual work permit restrictions.
Combined with Kyle Walker’s on-going fitness battle, those factors could see the 21-year-old speedster make the switch across the Atlantic sooner rather than later, although manager Mauricio Pochettino is remaining mum on the issue.
‘It’s not a moment to decide as we need to wait for the evolution of Kyle’s situation,’ he told reporters.
‘We need to give time for Kyle to recover from his injury.
‘We have time to decide but it’s impossible to make a decision now.’
For now, Yedlin will continue his bid to help his hometown club claim a historic domestic treble, with the Sounders looking to add the Supporters’ Shield and MLS Cup to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title claimed earlier this month.