One of Tottenham Hotspur's most recent additions has been speaking about his pace compared with that of an Arsenal youngster.
The 21-year-old signed for Mauricio Pochettino’s side from Seattle Sounders last summer but he remained on loan in the MLS until January, at which point he arrived at White Hart Lane.
The USA international has had to wait patiently for his chances in the Tottenham first-team, appearing for only 11 minutes in the Premier League, as a late substitute against Aston Villa.
But while it was always going to take him time to settle at the club and be given chances to impress, the Tottenham faithful may soon have a new fan favourite whose blistering pace should light up the club for years to come.
That is one of Yedlin’s key attributes, his ability to bomb forward in some style, and in that sense he has a lot in common with Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin.
The Spaniard is also extremely fast and in the interview, Yedlin was actually asked if he felt he could beat the Arsenal star’s 40 metre sprint record of 4.42 seconds.
“Yeah, we’ll see. We’ll see,” the Tottenham man said. And that could be a battle that goes on for the next decade, with both players set to contest their fair share of North London derbies.
There is no doubt Yedlin will be a future star at Tottenham; the question is, when will he get the chance to prove he should be number one?