Tottenham Hotspur's American right back DeAndre Yedlin is expected to be loaned for the upcoming 2015-16 season, according to several sources. The Enfield Independent is reporting that a loan for Yedlin is very likely, but that the location has yet to be finalized, and this was corroborated by a tweet from Sky's Amy Lewis.
Transfers...Sources: DeAndre Yedlin will be loaned out again by Tottenham but not clear where. More transfer news on @SkySportsNewsHQ— Amy Lewis (@SkySportsAmy) June 22, 2015
Yedlin has been linked for a season away from the club since the signing of Kieran Trippier from Burnley last week. It was first suggested that Yedlin might be loaned to newly-promoted Norwich.
A loan for Yedlin is probably the best thing for him right now and probably shouldn't be construed as a negative for his development. Manager Mauricio Pochettino clearly thinks that Yedlin isn't ready for a significant role with a Tottenham side that hopes to challenge for a Champions League place next season, but that doesn't mean that he won't ever be ready. Yedlin impressed in the USA's recent friendly victories over The Netherlands and Germany as a late-game impact sub at right wing, though he is expected to continue to develop as a right back.
A Premier League loan to a lower-table side like Norwich would give Yedlin some crucial EPL match experience and help him develop without throwing him into the pressure cooker of a top club like Spurs. With Kyle Walker and Trippier expected to take the lion's share of the minutes this season, this just might be the best situation for all involved.