Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has been speaking about why he opted to ultimately swap the MLS for the Premier League.
The USA international signed for Spurs in the summer on a four-year deal, although for now he remains on loan with Seattle Sounders.
It had previously been suggested that Yedlin would move to White Hart Lane in the summer of 2015, but more recent reports have claimed his move could be fast-tracked in January given the ongoing problems Mauricio Pochettino has at right-back.
For now, the 21-year-old remains in the US, but speaking to the Bellingham Herald, the World Cup star revealed why he has opted to move to England.
“Obviously, the MLS is a growing league,” he said. “It’s a league that’s getting better and better.
“Right now I think everybody would agree that Europe – not all of Europe but certain leagues – have better competition than MLS. That’s how it is right now.
“It’s not to say the MLS can’t top them, but right now that’s just how it is. So right now I fell like this is a good step in my career, and I am confident that I made the right choice.”
Yedlin shone for his country in Brazil during the summer, and he continues to impress in his homeland with his pace and dynamism. And with ongoing injury concerns surrounding both Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton, there is a strong chance Tottenham fans could see Yedlin in a Spurs shirt sooner rather than later.