DeAndre Yedlin has grown tremendously as a player over the past year, but he still may not be ready for a consistent role in the Barclays Premier League.
The 22-year-old joined Tottenham in January and made one appearance for Spurs, a loss to Aston Villa in April.
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Thought of as an outside-back, Jurgen Klinsmann has utilized Yedlin in more of a wingback or wide midfield role with the USMNT as his speed can help contribute on the attack.
Yedlin came on as a substitute and played 25 minutes against the MLS All-Stars last night in Colorado, which Tottenham lost 2-1. After the match, manager Mauricio Pochettino said he wasn’t sure where Yedlin would play for the upcoming season.
We need to see him and speak with him and maybe he stays with us the next season, maybe no.
He was in the Gold Cup and he met us here in Denver. He needs time to show his quality and we’ll decide in the next few weeks.”
Tottenham signed Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier earlier this summer, pushing Yedlin further down the pecking order at White Hart Lane.
Yedlin spoke about the possibility of going on loan, and said he would be comfortable with a move as it is something “you have to deal with as a pro.” Still young and with so much raw talent, a stint in the Championship getting consistent first-team minutes could work wonders for Yedlin’s development.