DeAndre Yedlin has said farewell to the Seattle Sounders ahead of his return to Tottenham in January.
It hasn't been a particularly well-kept secret given Eric Dier's struggles at right and Kyle Walker's fitness problems, but Tottenham finally confirmed on Tuesday that DeAndre Yedlin would be returning to White Hart Lane in January.
Yedlin, 21, was one of the breakout stars of the World Cup having impressed for the United States against Belgium, which sparked a transfer frenzy for his signature.
Roma and Liverpool were believed to be leading the race, but it was Tottenham who snatched him for £2.5m, but agreed to send him back to Seattle Sounders on loan.
Yet with the MLS season now over, Tottenham have decided to recall Yedlin six months earlier than planned as Mauricio Pochettino bids to improve his defence.
The young right back has phenomenal pace and is tipped to be a star of the future, becoming the latest American to play in the Premier League.
Ahead of his move to North London, Yedlin took to Instagram to bid farewell to the Sounders, and the Seattle-born defender admitted it would be difficult to leave.
Yedlin said: "Last workout in Seattle. Gonna miss this place." with a picture taken in front of his shirt at CenturyLink Field, with the post earning plaudits and words of encouragement from Tottenham fans.