DeAndre Yedlin awarded work permit for Tottenham transfer

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After their three points against Burnley at the weekend, Tottenham Hotspur fans have been given another reason to celebrate today.

It has been announced that star USA international DeAndre Yedlin has finally been awarded a work permit and will be joining up with his new teammates at the start of the January transfer window.

The defender comes from the Seattle Sounders, the Major League Soccer team that Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins currently turn out for.

The incredibly quick right back signed for Tottenham back in the summer for a fee of around $4 million but was able to play out the 2014 Major League Soccer season with his hometown Sounders to gain more experience.

However, now the season is over and Spurs look to kick on in the second half of the Premier League campaign, it appears Mauricio Pochettino has decided to bring him in to bolster the squad.

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Yedlin was initially believed to be looking to acquire a Latvian passport thanks to his Grandmother to make it easier for him to complete the move, but the need for that has been completely removed by being granted the UK work permit.

Meteoric Rise

Yedlin came to prominence during the summer at the World Cup in Brazil. The speedy youngster made his bow against Portugal and subsequent appearances against Germany, and more notably Belgium in the second round, rocketed him into public consciousness.

The 21-year old was still only playing college soccer in late 2012, and only became a professional in January of 2013. His meteoric rise is nothing short of incredible, being named an MLS All-Star in his rookie season, the first player to do such a feat since 2005.

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