Could DeAndre Yedlin save Daniel Levy millions in Tottenham Hotspur's hunt for pacey wide-man?

Sunderland's DeAndre Yedlin

The USA international has largely been used as a right-back - but has the pace to play wide midfield.

Sunderland's DeAndre YedlinDeAndre Yedlin on loan at Sunderland

It was reported yesterday that Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is after a pacey wide-man this summer to improve his squad.

The Daily Mirror reports this has become a priority for the Spurs boss, who feels they lack pace out wide.

But could it be Tottenham have a potential option to fill this role already at the club?

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Argentina at USA

DeAndre Yedlin spent last season on loan at Sunderland where he helped the club survive relegation to the Championship.

The USA international has largely been used as a right-back throughout his career but there have often been question marks about his defensive qualities.

What he does have, in abundance, is bags of pace.

The rapid 23-year-old is nearly unstoppable when he gets into top-gear. Tottenham once swapped a pacey left-back into a left-winger before – that player was Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale - Tottenham HotspurGareth Bale playing full-back for Tottenham Hotspur

Whilst nobody would suggest that Yedlin could become another Bale, he could certainly save Tottenham a big pile of money in the transfer market by avoiding the expensive purchase of a winger – one of the most marketable positions in the game.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would certainly be pleased about that and Yedlin might just turn out to be a perfectwing convert.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy before the matchTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and chairman Daniel Levy before the match

At least, if Spurs cannot find a suitable transfer option, it is something they should consider going forward.

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