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Spurs still undecided on when DeAndre Yedlin will join them

DeAndre Yedlin still has an unsure future.

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Tottenham Hotspur still haven't decided what they are going to do with DeAndre Yedlin. He is staying with the Seattle Sounders until January at least, but after that it is up in the air. He could join up with Spurs then, he could stay with the Sounders or he could go on loan to another club until the summer.

And what is keeping Tottenham from making a decision? The health of Kyle Walker.

"We need to know how Walker is recovering to decide (on Yedlin)," Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino told London24. "One option is maybe in January (to) bring him here."

Walker is normally Spurs' first choice right back, but he suffered an abdominal injury and has not played at all this season. The club has placed no timeline on his return date and while there was a report that he will be back in December, it is still very much up in the air. Kyle Naughton and Eric Dier have filled in for him, but Dier is better as a central defender so if Walker is not fit then Spurs could look to bring Yedlin in as soon as possible to back-up Naughton.

Yedlin has confirmed that he is applying for a Latvian passport and if he gets it, he won't need a work permit, removing a large hurdle from his move to Tottenham. After that, it would just be a matter of when Spurs want him.

While there are a lot of questions, it does appear that Spurs have clarified one thing: they want Yedlin to be a right back.

There have been suggestions that Yedlin may be better in the midfield than at right back, but if Walker's health is standing in the way of Yedlin's signing, it's reasonable to assume that Spurs see the American as a right back. That isn't to say that things can't change or that Yedlin won't play midfield upon occasion, but the plan seems to be for him to be a defender.