Pochettino comments on the possibility of bringing Yedlin in early

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The Tottenham boss discussed the club's injury problems at right back, as well as whether the Seattle Sounders defender may arrive earlier than expected.

Tottenham will be receiving arguably the hottest defensive prospect in North or Central America this summer when DeAndre Yedlin moves from Seattle Sounders.

That the move will happen is a certainty, but with injury problems ruling regular fullbacks Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton out for at least a few weeks, the opportunity of bringing Yedlin to the club sooner than that has been a hot topic in recent days. 

The possibility of taking up such an option with the US international hasn't been revealed, but the former Saints boss did sound open to the idea of Yedlin arriving in January if selection problems in that area of the team haven't improved.

“I don’t know, we need to analyse that,” said the head-coach. “It is early to say whether it will maybe be in January or at the end of the season, for next season.

“We need to know how Walker is recovering to decide, but he is another option. One option is that maybe in January we bring him here. At the moment it is too early to take a decision.”

Tottenham's injury problem in that area will likely see Eric Dier start at full back against Champions Manchester City on Saturday.

Pochettino should remember that last season Jan Vertonghen started at left back as Spurs crashed to a 6-0 defeat at the Etihad, with the City players likely to punish players turning out in positions they are not entirely comfortable in.

But with no possibility of anyone coming in to solve the situation before Saturday lunchtime, it seems the Argentine is eager to focus on matters at hand, before tackling the problem further if Walker or Naughton are out for longer.

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