Stats: How does promising USA right-back compare to current Spurs duo

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Tottenham are reportedly closing in on signing exciting Seattle Sounders right-back DeAndre Yedlin, but how does he compare to Kyle Walker and Kyle Naughton?

The 21-year-old American full-back burst onto the World stage at the World Cup this summer and his performances in Brazil have seen him linked with a big move away from Major League Soccer to Europe for the past month.

AS Roma were believed to be close to signing the athletic Sounders defender, but that move seems to have broken down as Yedlin was unwilling to be loaned out immediately after making the switch.

It has now emerged that Spurs are closing in on securing his services after ESPN's Taylor Twellman revealed that the Lilywhites were in pole position on Twitter.

Having spent several days in Seattle as part of Tottenham's US Tour last month, Spurs could well have made an approach and negotiations could still be ongoing now.

Yedlin played against Spurs in the 3-3 draw in the first game of Tottenham's pre-season campaign and the right-back would be an exciting addition if he were to make the switch to White Hart Lane.

He is a similar player to current Spurs right-back Kyle Walker, as both players use their pace and stamina to get up and down the right flank, and both are often criticised for their lack of positional discipline.

  TeamPosAppsGoalsGoal AssistChance Created / appsAcc Pass / appsWon Tackle / appsIntercept / appsTotal Clear / appsMins
Kyle Walker Spurs DF 26 1 2 1.19 44.08 1.69 2.19 2.62 2,298
Kyle Naughton Spurs DF 22 0 0 0.64 38.55 2.14 1.45 2.32 1,744
DeAndre Yedlin Sounders DF 14 0 0 1.07 33.93 2.14 2.50 3.36 1,229

Yedlin is in the middle of the Seattle Sounders MLS campaign and has made 14 appearances so far, but his statistics can still be compared per appearance.

The American has been better than both Walker and Naughton defensively, but Walker is the most dangerous going forwards and will likely remain Spurs first-choice for years to come.

The 24-year-old has recovered from the pelvic injury that ruled him out of the World Cup and will be a regular in Mauricio Pochettino's lineup this season.

Reports suggest that if Yedlin is signed, he will not join up with Spurs until the end of the Sounders current campaign at the later stages of the year, but the acquisition of the youngster would certainly be an exciting one.

Naughton's time at Spurs looks likely to be coming to an end, with very few fans convinced of his abilities and a move to Swansea has been touted as a potential move this summer.

Yedlin is still improving having only made the jump to the Sounder first team in March 2013, and he would be an intriguing capture if Spurs can reach an agreement.

Walker is still young too and looks likely to have a long-term future at Spurs, but the capture of Yedlin would add genuine competition for a place at right-back in the Tottenham team.

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