Tottenham Hotspur have signed USA international DeAndre Yedlin for a fee believed to be in the region of £2.75m.
The right back, known for his lightning speed, made three appearances for the USMNT during this summers World Cup and caught Mauricio Pochettino’s eye during Tottenham’s game against Seattle on their preseason tour.
The deal will see Yedlin loaned back to Seattle for the remainder of this season before joining Tottenham for the 2015/16 season.
The news comes days after Spurs announced that first team right back Kyle Walker is set to miss the start of the season with the same hip injury that caused him to miss the World Cup.
Yedlin joined Seattle in January 2013 becoming the clubs first ever homegrown player. The same season Yedlin was named in the MLS All-Star team, the first player to earn that honour in his debut season for eight years.
The 21 year old is Tottenham’s first ever American outfield player and will join compatriote goalkeeper Brad Friedel at White Hart Lane. The only other US player to ever play for Spurs was goalkeeper Kasey Keller (2001-2005).
This deal doesn’t look like the end of Tottenham’s summer business with names such as Memphis Depay, Wilfried Bony, Morgan Schneiderlin and Mateo Musacchio all being linked with the club.