Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin’s days at White Hart Lane look to be numbered.
The 23-year-old has been attracting attention the lower regions of the Premier League and Championship, and sources today have reported that said interest has become more concrete.
The Daily Mail are alleging that Newcastle United and Aston Villa have come to Tottenham with firm £5m offers for the American international, which Spurs are almost certainly going to accept.
Yedlin has had no involvement in Tottenham’s Premier League campaign so far, with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier firmly ahead of him in Mauricio Pochettino’s pecking order, and the club are more than willing to listen to offers for the right-back.
Yedlin’s stay in North London has not been a happy one. Signed from Seattle Sounders in August 2014 (though only joining up with the squad the following January), Yedlin made just one appearance for the club before being sent on loan to Sunderland in 2015.
His time at the Stadium of Light as far more productive, making 23 Premier League appearances last season as the Black Cats survived relegation. Sam Allardyce had been interested in taking him back to Wearside again this year, but his summer departure killed off any hope of that transfer from happening.
Newcastle’s need for a new right-back stems from the fact that Dutch international Daryl Janmaat is likely to leave before the transfer window closes next week. Manager Rafa Benítez has already signed Jesús Gámez from Atlético Madrid this summer, but Janmaat’s likely departure will leave the Magpies short of options on that side.
Aston Villa, meanwhile, only today completed the signing of Ritchie De Laet from Leicester. What position that puts them in regarding a deal for Yedlin is unclear at this time but if he does make the move to Villa Park, one (if not both) of Alan Hutton and Leandro Bacuna will surely have to leave.
Of the two, a move to Newcastle looks to be far more likely at this time.