American international and Tottenham Hotspur's third-choice right back DeAndre Yedlin will join Sunderland on loan for the remainder of the season. The deal has been confirmed by both clubs.
LOAN: @yedlinny has joined Sunderland on loan for the remainder of the season. pic.twitter.com/XuQUlc0STG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 1, 2015
#SAFC have completed the #DeadlineDay loan signing of full-back DeAndre Yedlin from @SpursOfficial. #WelcomeDeAndre pic.twitter.com/OhetPcRCzJ— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) September 1, 2015
The last Tottenham fullback that went on loan to Sunderland (Danny Rose) turned out alright, so hopefully this deal works out will for both Yedlin and the Black Cats. Sunderland have been playing Billy Jones at right back and the 28 year-old has done little to impress manager Dick Advocaat. Yedlin would offer Sudnerland some much needed pace on the wings to aid their counterattack.
This seems like a great deal for Spurs. Yedlin gets some playing time at a Premier League club, one with limited options at his positions and gets to play for a pretty well regarded manager. Hopefully, Yedl;in has a good season and comes back to Spurs next summer ready to compete for a role in the team. Good luck, DeAndre!