Report: Clubs in Championship, Spain want Tottenham's DeAndre Yedlin on loan

DeAndre Yedlin Jermaine Jones

The 22-year-old right-back has failed to make the match day squad for any of Tottenham's three games this season.

At least three Championship clubs and one team in Spain are keen to take little-used Tottenham Hotspur right-back DeAndre Yedlin on loan before the summer transfer deadline, according to MLSSoccer.com.

Yedlin 22, made a mid-season move to Tottenham from the Seattle Sounders last term after the two sides agreed a £2.5 million deal in August, but the two-time MLS All-Star went on to make just one 11-minute substitute appearance for Mauricio Pochettino’s side over the second half of the campaign.

With the highly-rated Kieran Trippier since arriving at the club to compete with Kyle Walker for the starting right-back job, the US international now finds himself facing question over his immediate future at White Hart Lane and linked with a possible short-term move elsewhere.

Speaking at last month’s MLS All-Star Game press conference, head coach Pochettino confirmed that the 23-times capped defender was a candidate to be loaned out this season but also stressed that he would have a chance to win a first-team spot.

“I think that DeAndre is very young,” said the Argentine. "He has a very good potential for the future. I think joining us in the middle of the season last season, he has an opportunity now to show his value and try to convince me to stay next season.

"And it’s like any other player. He has the same opportunity to show his quality and maybe — why not — stay on the squad for the next season to compete in the Premier League."

Nevertheless, with three games gone, Yedlin is still to make the first-team bench this season and, with opportunities expected to remain few and far between going forward, all signs point towards a loan move materialising before the transfer window closes.

Championship sides Derby County and Bolton Wanderers have already been named as two possible destinations earlier this summer [h/t Daily Mail] but, according to MLSoccer.com, the Seattle-native has a fair few other suitors chasing his services.

The website’s report claims that at least three clubs in England’s second-tier are hot on his trail, while several European teams – including one in Spain – are also in the discussion.

The proposed deal would be for the first half of the season rather the entire campaign but, regardless, shipping the versatile speedster out elsewhere seems like a no-brainer at this point given how little senior action he is expected to see over the coming months.

USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has even stressed that he wants his star prospect to get regular first-team football this season after seeing his national team form drop off over the past six months and, judging from the latest reports, it looks like the ex-Spurs striker’s wish could well be granted.

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