DeAndre Yedlin
Yedlin still waiting to hear about Latvian passport that would facilitate January move to Spurs Getty

DeAndre Yedlin remains unsure whether he will join Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window.

The Premier League side struck a deal with the Seattle Sounders during the summer following his impressive World Cup but initially planned for the right back to remain in the MLS until June 2015.

But with Kyle Walker's return to the first team still some way away having just returned to training from a lengthy lay-off, manager Mauricio Pochettino is mulling over bringing the 21-year-old to White Hart Lane ahead of schedule.

Yedlin revealed in October he had applied for a Latvian passport in order to boost his chances of gaining a work permit needed to complete his move to English football.

And while he is yet to hear back from the authorities who hold the key to his January move, the United States international is ready to fill in at any position to try and reverse his new club's fortunes – should the move go ahead this winter.

"I feel I am ready wherever I am put, I am ready to step in, whether that is coming in and playing and challenging for a spot or coming and having to work a little bit until I get a chance," Yedlin was quoted as saying by London24.

"I haven't spoken to Mauricio Pochettino but while I am here I'll look to do that. I'm looking forward to [coming to Spurs] a lot. I look forward to coming to help in any way that I can."

On his passport, he added: "I am still waiting to hear but when I do I'm sure I'll be out."

Tottenham have been dogged by problems at right back during the opening four months of the season. Walker has not played for the club since March due to an abdominal problem which he underwent surgery for in September.

While the 24-year-old confirmed his return to first team training earlier this month, he is unlikely to be considered for the first team until he has regained full fitness.

In his absence, Kyle Naughton has filled in but his own injury problems, in addition to two red cards this season, have added to Pochettino's problems at right back.

Summer signing Eric Dier began this season in that position but the 20-year-old recently made it clear he sees his long-term future at centre half after dropping out of the England Under-21 squad because he no longer wants to feature on the right hand side of defence.