Sunderland sign Spurs fullback DeAndre Yedlin on loan

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The 22-year-old United States international is heading to the Stadium of Light for the season.

Tottenham fullback DeAndre Yedlin has sealed a season-long move to Sunderland for the rest of this season, as confirmed by both clubs.

The US international joined Spurs from Seattle Sounders at the start of the year, after the 2014 MLS season finished, but made just one brief appearance for the North London side as Mauricio Pochettino instead preferred to gradually introduce him to top flight training with the expensively assembled Tottenham squad.

The right back has been linked with a loan move away from White Hart Lane this summer, given Tottenham's decision to sign Kieran Trippier from Burnley to strengthen that area of the team, and considering Yedlin hasn't made the bench in the club's four matches.

Spurs fans will be happy that the 22-year-old has gone out to a Premier League club in order to gain minutes, with Danny Rose having improved dramatically at the Black Cats in a loan spell a couple of years ago.

Yedlin, who is capable of playing as a winger as well having featured in that position in several recent internationals, will battle with fellow summer signing Adam Matthews and Billy Jones at right back for Dick Advocaat's side.

Sunderland have a historical connection with United States players, with US legend Claudio Reyna spending a couple of seasons there at the start of the 2000s. Striker Jozy Altidore had a desperately disappointing spell at the Stadium of Light which saw him just score one Premier League goal in 18 months.

Altidore's replacement was ex Spurs man Jerman Defoe, who arrived from Toronto FC in exchange for the 25-year-old, and Yedlin will also be meeting up with former Tottenham captain Younes Kaboul on Wearside.

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