One American is conspicuously absent from Tottenham’s latest traveling roster, while another is set to join the team on its next preseason trip.
DeAndre Yedlin was not named to Tottenham’s 24-man roster for an upcoming friendly match against Inter Milan in Oslo, Norway. However, Cameron Carter-Vickers was included in the squad, joining Spurs regulars like Dele Alli, Moussa Dembele, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris.
The absence of Yedlin comes after the U.S. Men’s National Team fullback previously joined the team for a trip to Australia for a pair of matches against Juventus and Atletico Madrid. However, Yedlin has recently been the subject of increased transfer rumors, as Sunderland manager David Moyes stated his interest in signing the 23-year-old speedster.
Yedlin spent the 2015-16 season on loan with the Black Cats, racking up 23 appearances for the club throughout a relegation battle. Prior to the start of preseaon, manager Sam Allardyce departed the club, but it appears Moyes retains interest in sealing a move for Yedlin in the near future.
At Spurs, Yedlin would be competing with the likes of Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier for fullback minutes, and both are included on the latest Tottenham roster. However, manager Mauricio Pochettino recently played Yedlin at the left back position, where he would hypothetically compete with Danny Rose and Ben Davies.
Tottenham take on Inter Milan on Friday in their final preseason friendly.
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