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Yedlin to Tottenham deal finalized


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The American football rumor mill is in full swing this afternoon after reported that the deal taking young American RB DeAndre Yedlin to Tottenham Hotspur is now completed.

We've been tracking this story with a great deal of interest over the past couple of days since the first rumors emerged. Goal and American soccer journo Ives Galarcep has been on top of the story, which has been changing quickly. We were told that Yedlin was not at Seattle's practice today because he "was overseas," and later that he was in London completing a medical.

There has been no official announcement from the club as of yet, but the deal is said to be for around £2m, which is an incredible deal for a young player of Yedlin's caliber. Yedlin is set to stay with Seattle until the end of the MLS season, after which he will join Spurs in London.

This is exciting news for American Spurs fans. Yedlin comported himself very well for Team USA in this summer's World Cup. He's a dynamic young right back with a huge upside. At best, there's a chance he could supplant Kyle Walker in a couple of years and be a regular starter. At worst, Spurs will break him like a twig and we will all cry in our beers but should still be able to sell him for at least what we paid for him.

Let's wait for the club to announce it, but it looks like it's a done deal. U-S-A!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!  U-S-A!