By Harvey Byrne
Former Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin has congratulated Kyle Walker on his new contract at White Hart Lane.
Yedlin, who left Spurs for Newcastle in the summer expressed his congratulations for the England international on his personal Twitter account after it was revealed on Friday that Walker had extended his stay until 2021.
Yedlin, 23, confirmed that he was happy for his former positional competition with a simple “congrats walks” after Walker agreed a new five-year deal at his old club.
Congrats walks???? https://t.co/O8LzoW1hqc
— DeAndre Yedlin (@yedlinny) September 23, 2016
Yedlin completed a move to north London from MLS side Seattle Sounders in 2014.
He spent a loan spell at Seattle as well as Premier League Sunderland during his time with Spurs, but after making just one substitute appearance for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, he dropped down to the Championship with the Magpies.
Walker, 26, joined Tottenham from Sheffield United in 2009 and has become a mainstay at the north London club, making the right-back position his own.
He starred in the Spurs defence which conceded just 35 goals in the last campaign and the back four have picked up where they left off this season, conceding two league goals in their opening five matches.
Spurs will be looking to progress from their third place finish from last season, while also remaining competitive against Europe’s elite in the Champions League.
In other Tottenham team news, Erik Lamela was named in the team of the round for the EFL Cup after his exceptional performance against Gillingham.