Per a report on MLSsoccer.com, Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has won a United Kingdom work permit, paving the way for a move to the English giants in January. Yedlin has spent the last two seasons with the Seattle Sounders after coming through their youth system. In 2013, Yedlin signed as Seattle's first Homegrown Player and it has been a rapid ascent for the former Akron Zip.
Yedlin received his first call-up to the USMNT this season, and manager Jurgen Klinsmann brought the young defender to the World Cup. At the World Cup, he was a revelation and attracted the interest of some of Europe's biggest clubs. After rumors linked him to Liverpool, AS Roma and Tottenham Hotspur before eventually signing with Spurs.
After he completed his signing during the summer transfer window, Yedlin was immediately loaned back to Seattle where he finished the season. There were rumors all fall that Yedlin would spend anywhere between six and 18 months on loan with Seattle before moving to White Hart Lane.
The timetable for Yedlin's eventual move to London was going to be determined by when he would be able to get a work permit. In recent months, he attempted to secure a Latvian passport that would have enabled him to move to England but with the work permit that will no longer be necessary.
The story was first reported by The Sunday People, a British tabloid. It has since been picked up by MLSsoccer.com, who have confirmed the story. Yedlin will join up with a Spurs side who have struggled for consistent play at right back, and he will be hopeful of earning a regular place in the team.