Report: DeAndre Yedlin finalizing permanent move to Newcastle
DeAndre Yedlin’s time at Tottenham Hotspur is about to come to an end, according to a Tuesday report. The 23-year-old right back, capped 39 times by the U.S. national team, is said to be on his way to Newcastle United, with Spurs set to received a $6.6 million transfer fee for the former Seattle Sounder.
News of the potential move was originally reported by Goal USA.
Yedlin, who arrived in North London in January 2015, is behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier on Maurcio Pochettino’s depth chart, a state that led him to spend last season on loan and Newcastle’s fiercest rival, Sunderland. In 23 Premier League appearances, Yedlin helped the Black Cats stave off relegation to the Championship, earning a place in Sam Allardyce’s starting XI for the team’s survival push.
With his reported move to Newcastle, however, Yedlin would be in England’s second division, albeit with a club that was favored to win promotion before the start of the season. After four rounds of the season, the Magpies sit seventh in the standings, having rallied after losing their first two matches of the season.
If the move goes through, Yedlin will end his career at White Hart Lane having made a solitary league appearance in the second half of the 2014-15 season. Prior to his move, Yedlin had been a regular starter with the Sounders, appearing in 56 league games over two seasons while helping his team claim the 2014 Supporters’ Shield and U.S. Open Cup.