Thursday 14 August 2014
Tottenham Hotspur have completed their fourth signing of the summer with the acquisition of United States international DeAndre Yedlin, of MLS club Seattle Sounders, for an undisclosed fee.
Yedlin, who will remain with the Sounders before joining Mauricio Pochettino's side ahead of the 2015/16 season, has signed a four-year-deal with the north Londoners.
The 21-year-old right-back, who has been capped seven times by his country, impressed at this summer's World Cup with a string of tireless performances as United States reached the first knockout round of the tournament in Brazil.
The defender, who became Seattle's first homegrown player when he signed for them in January 2013, caught the eye of Jurgen Klinsmann after making it into the MLS All-Star Team in his first season in the American top flight – the first 'rookie' to do so since 2005.
Yedlin has made 52 appearances for the Sounders in all competitions and featured for the west-coast side in their 3-3 friendly draw with Spurs at CenturyLink Field on 19 July. He becomes the fourth signing by Pochettino following the transfers of Michel Vorm and Ben Davies, from Swansea City, and Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon.