Tottenham Hotspur are close to completing a £2.5million move for Seattle Sounders right back DeAndre Yedlin.
The 21-year-old defender was promoted to the Seattle Sounders first team in January of 2013 and has since then established himself as a first team regular. DeAndre Yedlin, who plays primarily as a right back, has been scouted by a lot of clubs last season and the defender made three appearances in the recently concluded World Cup for the US national team.
Tottenham Hotspur are keen to sign him and have reportedly agreed a fee of £2.5million with Seattle Sounders. Yedlin will become Spurs’ fourth signing this season after the arrival of Ben Davies, Michael Vorm (loan) and Eric Dier. Mauricio Pochetinno has primarily concentrated on making defensive additions to the squad, but Yedlin is one for the future. The American is expected to be loaned back to Seattle Sounders for the MLS season, before returning to Spurs.
Seattle Sounders general manager has confirmed that DeAndre Yedlin is currently in talks with a big European club.
“He’s talking to a big club in Europe at the moment.
“We are working towards a potential transaction but we expect DeAndre to be back for our game on Sunday and for the remainder of the season.
“The MLS transfer window won’t impact this deal. This potentially will be a deal where he is not immediately transferred and then loaned back, but constructed in a way that he will be here until the end of the year, or potentially longer.
“For him this is potentially a long-term move, not a short-term one.” – Adrian Hanauer said in an interview.
Tottenham are also in negotiations with Villarreal for the transfer of Argentine defender Mateo Mussachio. Spurs are confident of concluding the deal, but third party ownership have proved to be a stumbling block so far. Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin’s arrival also remain a big possibility with the Frenchman pushing for a move to reunite with his former manager.