The former Spurs goalkeeper feels the USA youngster would struggle for first-team action at White Hart Lane, claiming that the English outfit have a "high turnover" of players
By Keith Hickey
Kasey Keller has urged Seattle Sounders full-back DeAndre Yedlin to think twice before agreeing to any possible deal with Tottenham.
Yedlin was one of the breakout stars of the World Cup for the United States and his performances as an impact substitute in Brazil have reportedly aroused the interest of Premier League outfit Spurs.
However, Keller, who spent four years at Tottenham, feels a move to White Hart Lane could backfire for Yedlin and questioned whether the player would even be issued a work permit.
"Spurs is a tricky place to play," the former USA goalkeeper told Goal. "They're a team that has a lot of turnover in players.
"Spurs are a team that has the money and they are always looking for a bargain, but it's a tough place to go.
"I just want to see young American players play regularly, week in and week out. If that's at Tottenham, great. But if it's not, then it's not the right move. It's hard to develop if you don't play.
"I'm not sure DeAndre would even qualify for a work permit. He's never started a game for the national team; [England] is a tough place to get a work permit.
"My guess would be that if Tottenham is in the race, it would be to sign DeAndre and loan him out somewhere."