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DeAndre Yedlin heading to Spurs "middle to end of December"

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Credible news on the DeAndre-Yedlin-to-Spurs front! Seattle Sounders' official Twitter account tweeted on Thursday that Yedlin is expected to join Spurs by the end of December:

"Adrian" is Sounders General Manager Adrian Hanauer, which makes this a very, very credible source. The transfer of Yedlin has always been a bit weird, and that's partly out of necessity. When Spurs signed him this summer, there was confusion as to whether he'd be coming in January (i.e. the end of Seattle's MLS season) or next summer (the end of Tottenham's season). Then there was news that he was attempting to secure a Latvian passport through his grandparents' heritage to ease his ability to receive a work permit to play in England.

This tweet implies that Yedlin has either already received his passport, or that he's been given assurances that he will receive a work permit. If he's coming in mid-December it probably means he'll train with the team but won't be able to officially play until the paperwork goes through in January. Which is probably fine – Kyle Walker is on his way back to match fitness, and Kyle Naughton hasn't picked up any red cards recently, so there's no immediate rush to throw Yedlin into the side for the holiday fixture crunch.

Yedlin was recently named U.S. Soccer Young Male Player of the Year. He is a former Seattle Sounders Rookie of the Year and is a full USA international, having played (well!) in the World Cup in Brazil this past summer.