Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Brad Friedel has told London24 he believes American defender DeAndre Yedlin will head back to the MLS at some point in the future.
Friedel has suggested that the 21-year-old has an affiliation with the game in America, which will force him back to his homeland at a later point in his career.
“I’m sure some time down the road in his career he’ll probably look to go back to the MLS, and then he can bring the experience that he’s learned over here back there,” said Friedel.
“So I think it’s a two-way street and the great thing is now the MLS isn’t going to be just a retirement area.”
Yedlin created the reputation which led to Spurs snapping him up the other side of the pond in the MLS so it shouldn’t be a major surprise Friedel believes he’ll end up back there.
The Premier League and Tottenham Hotspur in particular is a great league for him to develop his game in and it’s important he learns number of vital things quickly in his career at White Hart Lane.
He’ll have to get used to the faster pace and greater physical nature of football in England, which are two common traits associated with the division.
He should be able to cope effectively with the tempo of the game in England because he’s a very quick, dynamic and small player, with a low centre of gravity, well suited to patrolling the right flank for Spurs.
Mauricio Pochettino is also a very clever manager and if he senses Yedlin may be disadvantaged physically, he’ll sort it out as a problem quickly.
All in all, he’s a great capture for the club and if he returns to the MLS one day as a successful player, Spurs will be happy to reap the rewards.