Spurs legend: This is why Tottenham is perfect environment for new signing

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Jurgen Klinsmann says DeAndre Yedlin is in a 'very good environment' after his move to Tottenham

Tottenham managed to beat the likes of Liverpool and Roma to the signature of American World Cup star DeAndre Yedlin last summer, but agreed to loan him back to Seattle Sounders for the entire season.

Yet with manager Mauricio Pochettino experiencing some issues in defence, he has chosen to recall Yedlin early, meaning the 21-year-old will join the first team at White Hart Lane.

A pacey right back with superb attacking ability, Yedlin is touted for a big future after impressing both in MLS and with the United States at the World Cup, and fortunately for Spurs fans, there's someone perfectly qualified to tell them what to expect.

Jurgen Klinsmann hit 39 goals in 68 games for Tottenham during an illustrious playing career, but now he is the manager of the United States national team - and gave Yedlin his big break in Brazil at the World Cup in 2014.

In a Q&A session with US Soccer, Klinsmann was asked about what challenges Yedlin faces at Tottenham, and Klinsmann said that the North London club present the perfect environment for a player to develop.

"I think with DeAndre Yedlin, we all know that he’s a very talented kid coming through the ranks and he needs time. He’s still raw, he’s still developing and Tottenham knows that. Yes, we hope he’s going to play there right away, but if he doesn’t it’s not the end of the world because he has to learn to grind things out and fight his way through."

"He’s in a very good environment there that teaches him to focus daily on his job and deliver his qualities. Then hopefully over time he comes through to make his mark on the Premier League. He has the talent to do so, but it will be a lot of work for him," he added.

Manager Pochettino has always trusted youth during his time as a manager, and that's the same at Spurs, with Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb and Harry Kane all playing big roles of late - and Yedlin may just have the ideal manager to grow under.

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