By RYAN TOLMICH
Tottenham’s competition at fullback looks like it is about to get a bit more crowded, potentially forcing DeAndre Yedlin to seek playing time away from the club.
The U.S. Men’s National team fullback has been linked with a loan move to the recently-promoted Norwich City as Tottenham moves closer to finalizing a deal for 24-year-old Kieran Trippier from Burnley.
Yedlin, who made one appearances off the bench for Spurs last season, joined the team in January on the heels of a strong performance at last summer’s World Cup. The 21-year-old speedster’s lone appearance came in a loss to Aston Villa on April 11.
If he makes the move, Yedlin would be the second fullback to spend time on loan with Norwich while with Tottenham, as former Spurs and current Swansea fullback Kyle Naughton joined the Canaries in 2011-12 before establishing himself as a member of the Tottenham first team.
In Trippier, Tottenham would be getting a right back that has made 145 appearances since 2012, despite being just 24 years old. A product of the Manchester City academy, Trippier joined Burnley on loan in 2011 before signing permanently with the club one year later.
Once Trippier’s deal is finalized, he will join a Spurs fullback unit that features Yedlin, Kyle Walker, Danny Rose and Ben Davies.
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