Yedlin on verge of Tottenham move – Schmid

Spurs are set to sign the United States international right-back, who shot to prominence during the World Cup, and immediately loan him back to the MLS club

Seattle Sounders coach Sigi Schmid expects right-back DeAndre Yedlin to imminently seal a move to Tottenham.

As revealed by Goal, Spurs have agreed a £2 million deal to sign Yedlin, which would see him spend the remainder of the MLS season with the Sounders.

And Schmid has revealed that a deal for the 21-year-old marauding full-back – who caught the eye in the World Cup in Brazil – should be announced imminently, with Yedlin then set to feature in a US Open Cup clash with Chicago Fire on Wednesday.

Schmid told reporters on Tuesday: “He will train with us today, we think everything is going to be finished and done so I expect DeAndre will start tomorrow.”

Talk of an imminent switch went into overdrive on Friday after the United States international was a noticeable absentee from Seattle’s training session.

And Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer said last week that the in-demand full-back was meeting “a big club in Europe” but refused to reveal if it was Tottenham.

Hanauer also confirmed  the Sounders were negotiating a deal that would ensure Yedlin remains at CenturyLink Field for the remainder of the MLS season.

“This wouldn’t be a deal where he would be transferred and immediately loaned back,” he said.

“It would be a deal that would be constructed in a way that he could potentially be here through the year and potentially longer.”