It’s being suggested Bolton or Derby County could be where Yedlin lands on a loan. Both are in the Championship league, which is a notch below the Premier League. But as it stands, Yedlin is currently behind both Kyle Walker and the recently signed Kieran Trippier on the Suprs’ depth chart. And in the Championship league, he would get considerable playing time compared to the sparse amounts that he played for Tottenham last season.
Yedlin was brought over from the Seattle Sounders for £2.5 million, in a move that was officially completed in January. His only appearance for the Spurs’ first team was when he came on as a substitute against Aston Villa.
Assuming Tottenham loaned Yedlin out to Derby County, the latter would be an excellent spot in terms of development. Not only is Derby one of the better Championship teams, but they were also really fun to watch under now-Newcastle manager Steve McClaren. If he were to go to Bolton, Yedlin wouldn’t be on as good of a team, but first-team playing time would almost be guaranteed.
As for the Championship league in general, the competition is about equal to what Yedlin experienced in the MLS. And given his heavy international experience with Team USA in recent times, he would be well prepared for Championship play.
A loan to another Premier League team still isn’t out of the question either. Norwich City, which was promoted to the Premier League again, could use a good right-back like Yedlin, and it would give the latter some great experience. After all, there’s no competition like the EPL to groom a player into the type of star defender that Tottenham is looking for.
In any case, it will be interesting to see what the Spurs do with their talented youngster this off season. He’ll be playing international matches for USA off and on in the meantime and bettering his skills.