According to USA reporter Roger Gonzalez, DeAndre Yedlin looks set to leave Newcastle United in the coming weeks – and could be on his way back to the MLS.
He states that a move to Europe is still possible for the former Seattle Sounders star, but reveals a host of MLS sides have made moves for the full-back over the past few days.
Gonzalez, who reports for US outlet CBS Sports, claims that ‘multiple clubs’ in the Major Soccer League have submitted enquiries and are even hoping to sign him on a free transfer.
Here’s what Gonzalez has had to say on his future today, insisting that MLS clubs have ‘push hard’ for his services over the past 24-48 hours:
“DeAndre Yedlin looks set to leave Newcastle before the end of the transfer window.
“Sources tell CBS Sports that multiple MLS clubs continue to inquire and hope to land him on a free transfer.
“Always a chance he stays in Europe, of course. But MLS teams continue to push hard for him, especially in the last 24-48 hours.
“That is expected to continue.”
It may suit them financially, but I can’t see us letting him go back to his homeland on a free transfer, with him still just 27 and worth at least a couple of million pounds following his experience in the top two tiers of English football.
He is, however, out of contract next summer and appears to be our third choice right-back behind Javier Manquillo and Emil Krafth as things stand.
Here’s what Bruce had to say about the American’s future on Monday:
“Yedlin is one of them where, at the moment, I’ve got three right-backs. So I’ll look at that situation.”
“I like DeAndre. He’s done nothing wrong since I’ve been here at the club. But we’ll look at the situation. To have three is not that healthy.”
It would suit all parties if he was moved on, with him putting in an uninspiring display in what could be his last at St James’ Park last night, but I’d be surprised if we let him leave for nothing.