Seattle Sounders fullback DeAndre Yedlin expects to join Tottenham in January.
Seattle Sounders agreed a deal with Tottenham for Yedlin to move to north London next summer.
Yedlin, who has a Latvian heritage, said: "A big deciding factor is my passport, I'm working on getting a Latvian passport. If that goes through, then January is definitely very possible. It's either June or January.
"I always knew I had that sort of background. I never really paid attention to it, but it's become useful now and I'm going to take advantage of it.
"I could have signed for Roma, I just felt that England fit my playing style better and Tottenham was a good situation for me.
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