Spurs sign USA World Cup sub star DeAndre Yedlin for next season
North London outfit Spurs, 10/3 chances with Coral for a top four Premier League finish, have secured the signing of United States international right back DeAndre Yedlin from MLS franchise Seattle Sounders.
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino has been impressed by the 21-year-old, who made three substitute appearances for his country at the recent World Cup in Brazil, after inviting Yedlin to the club. He will join Spurs on a four-year deal for the start of the 2015/16 season.
Right back was a problem position for Tottenham last term because of a succession of injuries to first-choice Kyle Walker. He missed out on a place in Roy Hodgon’s England World Cup squad as a result, while understudy Kyle Naughton attracted widespread criticism.
Yedlin, who has seven senior USA caps all earned under Spurs playing legend Jurgen Klinsmann, would thus provide stronger future competition for Walker.
In other Tottenham news, reported target and wantaway Southampton holding midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has told manager Ronald Koeman he is “not mentally or physically ready” to play for club, with the new Premier League season less than a week away.
France international Schneiderlin, who also played at the World Cup following a late-call up from France, has seen five first XI players sold by Saints this summer, and is understood to want to link up with Pochettino again.
Koeman has given Schneiderlin, 24, two days off to consider his future at the south coast club. He has thus been omitted from the Saints squad to play Bayer Leverkusen in their final warm-up friendly.
Pochettino is thought to be looking at adding a player to the Spurs engine room, and was linked to fellow former Argentina international Esteban Cambiasso earlier this summer. The likes of Lewis Holtby, and Brazilian pair Paulinho and Sandro have all been linked with leaving White Hart Lane this summer.
Coral make Tottenham their early 14/1 favourites to win the Europa League.