Asking price revealed for Rafa Benitez signing & South American now ‘on the brink’ – Report

DeAndre Yedlin’s Newcastle exit appears to be edging ever closer, with the Daily Mail revealing that we are ready to cash in on the right-back for £5m.

The same report also confirms that we are ‘on the brink’ of signing Peruvian international Rodrigo Vilca – a 21-year-old playmaker who’s expected to arrive from Deportivo Municipal for a fee worth around £250,000.

Back to Yedlin, Simon Jones reveals that the defender attracted interest from a host of clubs in Europe and the MLS.

This comes after CBS Sports reporter Roger Gonzalez stated yesterday that a host of MLS clubs were hoping to secure the right-back’s signature for free, however The Mail are adamant we’ll demand at least a few million for the American – and rightly so.

He may be out of contract next summer, but he’s still only 27 and has decent experience, having played regularly across the top two tiers of English football over the past four years.

That said, it looks like his time on Tyneside has come to an end. He’s become a fringe player in the Steve Bruce era, with several sloppy performances causing him to fall behind Javier Manquillo and Emil Krafth in the pecking order.

The fullback has 100 Premier League appearances to his name to go alongside his vast international experience – so it’s no shock that there’s such widespread interest in him, especially in the MLS.

He hardly put himself in the shop window in what may turn out to be his last start for the club on Tuesday, but we shouldn’t be hard pressed to find a buyer who will pay the £5million asking price, even considering that he will be available for free next summer.

Hopefully the money raised from sale of Yedlin goes straight back into the transfer kitty and Bruce can bring in some fresh faces before the October 5th deadline.

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