Why Tottenham's DeAndre Yedlin must go on loan to a Premier League club

If Tottenham Hotspur temporarily bid farewell to the exciting defender they would be wise to see what he can do in the top flight.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Championship trio Derby County, Burnley and Bolton Wanderers are all interested in signing DeAndre Yedlin on loan from Tottenham Hotspur next season.

But the USA international should not be heading out to the second tier and should instead be loaned out to another Premier League club.

When Yedlin first signed for Tottenham those fans that had seen him at the 2014 World Cup were excited by the prospect of the young right-back bombing down the wing. After all, he had impressed in Brazil and was a regular for both club and country.

After a prolonged stay on loan at Seattle Sounders, Yedlin arrived at White Hart Lane in January, but for now he has only featured briefly as a late substitute against Aston Villa – as well as impressing in the post-season matches in Malaysia and Australia.

Expecting too much too soon of a 21-year-old swapping continents was always foolhardy, but at the same time it would be the wrong move sending Yedlin on loan to a Championship side when there are likely to be top flight teams eager to bring him in.

Tottenham may have just signed Kieran Trippier for £3.5million from Burnley but that does not mean Yedlin’s path to the Spurs first-team has been closed off completely.

He is more than capable of playing further up the field while Mauricio Pochettino will know the importance of strength in depth, so finding out if Yedlin can cut it in the Premier League is key.

A season in the Championship would certainly toughen him up, and it worked a treat for Alex Pritchard, but Yedlin is a senior international with a World Cup campaign under his belt and it could be the making of him to send him to a top flight rival in the next few months.

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