Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin's difficult start to life in English football is set to continue after Mauricio Pochettino indicated the player could leave the club on loan this season. Yedlin has made just one appearance for Spurs since joining from Seattle Sounders during the January transfer window, despite Kyle Walker missing swathes of the last campaign.
The US international arrived in north London six months ahead of schedule in order to assist the 22-year-old full-back's adaptation to life in the Premier League. But having not featured from the start last term and seeing Tottenham sign Kieran Trippier from Burnley and Walker return to full fitness, Yedlin is set for another campaign on the periphery.
The Mirror has claimed that Championship clubs Bolton Wanderers and Derby County are both interested in luring Yedlin away for the new season. And Pochettino has confirmed that, after Yedlin featured as a 61st minute replacement for Eric Dier in the 2-1 pre-season defeat to MLS All-Stars, the player could leave Tottenham.
"We need to see him and speak with him and maybe he stays with us the next season, maybe no," he told reporters, according to Goal.com. "He was in the Gold Cup and he met us here in Denver. He needs time to show his quality and we'll decide in the next few weeks."
After two years with Seattle, Yedlin burst onto the global scene during the World Cup when he helped United States reach the last 16 with some enterprising displays at right-back.
Speaking on his future after Tottenham's final pre-season fixture of their US tour, Yedlin said: I'm feeling comfortable wherever I go. Whether it be with Tottenham, whether that be a loan, it doesn't matter.
"That's one of the things you have to deal with as a pro. Wherever I'll go, I'll give it my best effort."