Report: Tottenham's plans for Derby-linked DeAndre Yedlin still undetermined

DeAndre Yedlin Jermaine Jones

Reports that Spurs are keen for the USA right-back to go out on loan next season are claimed to be premature.

Contrary to recent speculation, Tottenham Hotspur have not made any decision on whether send DeAndre Yedlin out on loan next season, according to

Yedlin, 21, completed his pre-arranged move from the Seattle Sounders in the winter but went on to make just a 12-minute cameo in April’s 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa over the second half of the campaign.

With Tottenham since securing the signing of fellow right-back Kieran Trippier from relegated Burnley and the incumbent Kyle Walker now expected to be staying at the club, reports had emerged that head coach Mauricio Pochettino was preparing to ship the US international out elsewhere in order for him to gain first-team experience [h/t Sky Sports].

The Daily Mail named Bolton Wanderers and Championship rivals Derby County as potential suitors following the initial reports but it is now being claimed that speculation of a loan move is premature, at best.

According to, nothing has been decided about Yedlin’s immediate club future at this time and the 17-times capped defender could well be returning to White Hart Lane following the USA’s Gold Cup campaign to be further assessed during the latter stages of pre-season.

Speaking on a potential loan ahead of last month’s friendlies against the Netherlands and Germany, in which he made two game-changing substitute displays, Yedlin told the website: "We're still talking about what might happen but, right now, I'm just focused on Gold Cup and then I will focus on Spurs.

"The [Tottenham] coaches have been patient with me. I've taken my time because it's a big transition. A lot more goes into it than people realize."

Should he remain in north London next season, one option to help ease Yedlin’s transition to Premier League football could be for Pochettino to use him in midfield, where he has made a positive impression with Jurgen Klinsmann’s US side of late.

While he spent the duration of his two MLS seasons in defence, the Seattle-native began his college career at Akron as a winger and, having used his blazing speed to thrive as a late-game weapon for the States in recent games, could fill a similar role for Spurs moving forward.

All looks set to become clearer over the coming months but, for now, it appears as though nothing is set in stone in regards to Yedlin’s immediate future.

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