By RYAN TOLMICH
After months of speculation regarding a loan move, DeAndre Yedlin is headed to Sunderland in an effort to establish himself in the rigorous Premier League.
Sunderland announced Tuesday that the club has acquired the U.S. Men’s National Team speedster on a season-long loan, in a move that would, in theory, give Yedlin a place to play meaningful minutes for the upcoming season.
In Sunderland, Yedlin joins a club that is certainly in need of his services. With his primary position yet to be revealed, Yedlin could slot in at either fullback or in the midfield. With that type of versatility and explosiveness to match, Yedlin has the potential to see plenty of time against some of the world’s top clubs.
On the other hand, Sunderland has not always been a friendly stopping point for Americans. Jozy Altidore was far from blameless in his fiasco with the club, but Sunderland’s status as a lower-level Premier League team made things plenty difficult. As a club that is almost always up against it in a fight for survival, patience could wear thin if Yedlin does not prove himself early and often.
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