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DeAndre Yedlin's hopes at Spurs scuppered

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Just months after securing the signing of the marvellous right-back DeAndre Yedlin from Seattle Sounders in the MLS, it appears that Spurs are lining up a bid for Dutch full-back Ricardo van Rhijn, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Ajax defender is reportedly going to cost Mauricio Pochettino approximately £5 million, and with Spurs' defensive issues worsening, the Argentine may be forced into putting his thoughts into action.

Kyle Walker is the first choice right-back at White Hart Lane, but his evident catastrophic injury has lead to either Vlad Chiriches or Eric Dier deputising in the England international's position, which hasn't exactly proved to be a mastermind plan this season.

However, it has confused pundits as to why Pochettino is targeting the Dutchman with DeAndre Yedlin's arrival in Tottenham imminent as he is currently waiting impatiently for his EU passport to arrive.

So, with a queue gathering regarding the right-back position, the Spurs boss has informed youngster Kyle Naughton that he is free to find another club with the hotspot being overcrowded.

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If the signing of Ricardo van Rhijn does go through, then Kyle Walker could too be forced out of White Hart Lane with the player he arrived at the club for in 2009 from Sheffield United.

The Dutch right-back, 23, has been with Ajax for three years now, and his stint with the Eredivisie champions have seen him net just four goals in 86 appearances.

But with European experience, this could be the primary factor to explain why Pochettino is so keen to bring the 23-year-old to the Premier League so that he can be used in Spurs' impressive Europa League campaign while DeAndre Yedlin would feature in the Premier League.

The American full back who featured for the USA at the World Cup in Brazil so brilliantly, told reporters "I'm actually quite scared that my position is in jeopardy, but I'm looking forward to finally moving."

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