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Former USMNT midfielder thinks DeAndre Yedlin should leave Tottenham

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Waiting, waiting, waiting.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

There has been no official movement on the transfer front for DeAndre Yedlin since being left out of the squad for Tottenham's final preseason friendly last week.

Yedlin spent the 2015-2016 season on loan with Sunderland and made great improvements in his game. Despite Sam Allardyce leaving the Stadium of Light to lead the English national team, new manager David Moyes expressed an interest in bringing Yedlin back. However, the 23-year-old fullback was also described as one of "a number of players [Sunderland is] looking at."

Former Sunderland and United States national team midfielder Stuart Holden also weighed in on Yedlin's current situation.

"I think if he wants to develop as a player, he'll have to leave Tottenham," Holden told Chronicle Live. "I think Sunderland's a good fit for him. We saw him come on leaps and bounds under Sam Allardyce. He became a much better player and sitting on the bench at Tottenham won't do him any good."

The English Premier League season starts this weekend and Yedlin's club situation is still up in the air. He has two years left on his contract, but is currently stuck behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier on the depth chart. Yedlin needs playing time if he's going to develop and continue to be a national team mainstay. A loan remains the likely solution, but Sunderland might not be the destination.

Since Holden's comments yesterday, the Black Cats have brought in a fullback (and a center back), signing Donald Love (and Paddy McNair) from Manchester United. Love is a 21-year old Scottish youth international, and his transfer could put an end to all of the Yedlin-to-Sunderland talk. Sunderland may still opt for another right back (Love and Billy Jones aren't exactly top options), but they've yet to pull the trigger on Yedlin.

The transfer window is still open, but teams are starting to finalize their rosters and the season begins on Saturday. One hopes that Yedlin won't be left standing when the game of musical chairs ends on August 31st.