The 21-year-old has blistering pace and showed great athleticism announcing himself on the international stage with fearless displays against the likes of eventual World Champions Germany.
Spurs came calling after the World Cup to sign him on a four-year deal from Seattle Sounders, the first six months of which he remained with his MLS club on loan.
But after just one appearance since joining up with Tottenham in January - a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa back in April - and news that Mauricio Pottechino is close to signing Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier, as reported by Sky Sports, it seems Yedlin's future is in the balance.
The Hammers are in the market for a right-back and face stiff competition from Sunderland to re-sign Arsenal's flying right back Jenkinson on loan for a second season.
Jenkinson was one of West Ham's best players last season and fans had hoped to see the club sign him permanently.
But reports that Sunderland have gazumped the East Londoners, in the likes of the Daily Mail, has forced them to weigh up other targets.
Yedlin could be an ideal replacement for Jenkinson should the England Under-21 internatonal elect not to sign up for another season.
The American is even younger and loves nothing more than bombing forward and supplementing his side’s attack just as he did during the Brazil World Cup.
Jenkinson, who was clocked as the joint fastest player in the Premier League last season, is the more experienced of the two, though, and more reliable defensively.
However, it remains to be seen whether Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would do business with his rivals given the fact he personally intervened at the 11th hour to block Emmanuel Adebayor's January deadline day switch to Upton Park.