Aston Villa submit £5m bid as race for Premier League 23-year-old hots up - report
By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Aston Villa have submitted a £5million bid for in-demand Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin, according to a report.
The Mail claim Villa and fellow Championship club Newcastle have tabled £5million offers for the Spurs right-back.
It is said the 23-year-old is ready to leave White Hart Lane to secure regular first-team football after a stint on loan at Sunderland last season.
This comes after the Mail reported at the weekend that there was interest from Magpies manager Rafael Benitez in Yedlin amid growing doubts over the future of Daryl Janmaat.
Newcastle are seeking out cover at right-back following an injury to summer signing Jesus Gamez, while Benitez has admitted that he will consider offers for Janmaat following interest from Napoli and West Ham.
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The Mail report that Villa want competition for Alan Hutton and are particularly keen to utilise the pace Yedlin can add to their side.
Yedlin is frozen out at White Hart Lane after being deemed surplus to requirements under Mauricio Pochettino.
The player has been advised by ex-U.S.A midfielder Stuart Holden to leave the north London outfit to help advance his career.
Yedlin played a key role for the Black Cats last season as they avoided relegation under the new England manager Sam Allardyce.
The right-back made 25 appearances for Sunderland across all competitions and made a strong impression with his defending and pace when attacking during his time at the club.
New Sunderland manager David Moyes told the Sunderland Echo at the start of August that they were still interested in the 23-year-old, even though Allardyce is no longer at the helm.
The full-back joined Spurs from Seattle Sounders in 2014 on a four-year contract but has only made one competitive appearance for the Londoners.
Spurs are well equipped in the full-back position with English pair Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier ahead of Yedlin in the battle for the right-back role.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, a BBC journalist has given an update on the club’s striker pursuit.