The media is going wild with stories that Seattle Sounders player DeAndre Yedlin is close to completing a move to English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur for about 2.75 million pounds.
The 21-year old former Akron star enjoyed an excellent World Cup in Brazil this summer, making three substitute appearances for the Yanks and impressing with his penetrating offensive runs and strong crossing ability. This, of course, brought interest from clubs all around the world, with AS Roma thought to be front runners for his signature.
But interest from the Italian capital has since dwindled and now Spurs seem to be the next step in Yedlin's impressive career.
The defender was missing from the Sounders training session on Friday, which caused widespread speculation that Yedlin was on the move. The move was neither confirmed, nor denied by Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer via mlssoccer.com but he did say that Yedlin was overseas and that the team is working on a potential transaction.
Rumors are that Yedlin will stay for the remainder of the MLS season and would join the North London side in January.
Interestingly enough, former Tottenham goalkeeper and U.S. men's national team 'keeper from 1990-to-2007 Kasey Keller warned Yedlin of a switch to Spurs, saying that first team action could be hard to come by and that he's not sure if the youngster would be able to get a work permit in England.
But those warnings don't seem to be in Yedlin's mind as he potentially approaches a huge step forward in his career as a professional soccer player.