Yedlin to join Tottenham in January

The United States international will move to White Hart Lane six months ahead of schedule after building on an impressive World Cup campaign with a promising MLS season.
Tottenham has confirmed that defender DeAndre Yedlin will join the club in January from the Seattle Sounders.

The United States international, who agreed a move to White Hart Lane in a deal believed to be worth around 2.5 million pounds in August, has since impressed in MLS and was recently named U.S. Soccer Young Male Athlete of the Year.

The 21-year-old right back captured the attention of the wider footballing world during his country's spirited showing at last summer's World Cup in Brazil. 

Tottenham, meanwhile, has found it difficult to field a consistent presence at right back this season as a consequence of Kyle Walker's ongoing injury problems and Kyle Naughton's poor form, resulting in center back Vlad Chiriches filling in on numerous occasions in recent weeks.

"DeAndre is a young player with great potential who has already achieved a lot in Major League Soccer," Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino told the Premier League club's official website.

"It is important for his development that he is given the time to adapt to his new surroundings both on and off the pitch and we believe that by coming to us in January it will give him the best opportunity to do so."