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Yedlin warned over Spurs switch

ESPN staff
August 8, 2014
DeAndre Yedlin headed to Tottenham?

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Kasey Keller has warned United States right-back DeAndre Yedlin he could struggle to get first-team football if he moves to White Hart Lane.

Keller, who made 101 appearances for the United States, has said Spurs is a "tricky" place to play and that the move would not be in Yedlin's best interests if he did not get a starting place.

DeAndre Yedlin impressed for the USA during the World Cup © Getty Images

The Seattle Sounders right-back attracted interest after some impressive substitute performances at the World Cup in Brazil as the Americans reached the last 16. Roma are also reported to be monitoring him.

But the Evening Standard quoted Keller as urging Yedlin to think carefully about his next move. "Spurs is a tricky place to play," he said. "They're a team that has a lot of turnover in players.

"Spurs are a team that has the money, and they are always looking for a bargain, but it's a tough place to go.

"I just want to see young American players play regularly week in, week out. If that's at Tottenham, great - but if it's not, then it's not the right move. It's hard to develop if you don't play."

Keller also believes a move to Spurs for Yedlin could be held up by red tape, adding: "I'm not sure DeAndre would even qualify for a work permit. He's never started a game for the national team, and it [England] is a tough place to get a work permit.

"My guess would be that if Tottenham are in the race, it would be to sign DeAndre and loan him out somewhere."

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