Report: Sunderland to submit offer for Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin

The 22-year-old American right-back enjoyed a successful season-long loan with Sam Allardyce's side.

Sunderland are set to make a £2 million bid for Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin following his successful loan spell at the Stadium of Light, according to the Mirror.

Yedlin, 22, joined Sunderland last September on a season-long loan deal after struggling for first-team opportunities at Tottenham and went on to make 25 total appearances for the Black Cats, recording two assists.

The pacey right-back briefly fell out of favour with manager Sam Allardyce midway through the campaign but broke back into the line-up during the run-in to start the club’s last 13 Premier League games, helping them avoid the drop in the process with some impressive defensive performances.

His spell in the North East proved a valuable learning experience for the 31-times capped US international, but despite proving his top-flight potential over recent months, what the future now holds for him back at White Hart Lane remains unclear.

The two-time MLS All-Star has featured just once for Spurs since arriving from the Seattle Sounders in January 2015 and is currently behind both Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier in the right-beck pecking order.

Manager Maurico Pochettino could use the promising speedster in a midfield role like US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has in the past, but he has often flattered to deceive further up the pitch without as much space to exploit when bombing forward.

Instead, the Mirror claims that Pochettino would be willing to let the Seattle native move on this summer, and with Allardyce reportedly eager to make his stay with Sunderland permanent, a deal could shortly be agreed between the two sides.

For his part, Yedlin admitted last month that he was in the dark over his future at Tottenham, telling "It has to be in the back of your mind a little bit, but right now my focus is on helping Sunderland stay up and this fight.

“There's time to do that after the season. I'll weigh out the options, see where they're at and come to decision at what's best for me."

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