DeAndre Yedlin looks set to STAY at Newcastle United this summer, with The Athletic reporting that he’s now more likely to run down his contract and leave on a free next summer instead.
Last week, it seemed as though the American’s exit was a matter of when and not if. Chris Waugh confirmed that ‘Yedlin wants to leave and Newcastle want to sell’ and Sky Sports claimed he was ‘close’ to joining Besiktas.
However, Paul Terino – The Athletic’s main man in the US – has revealed on Monday night that the 27-year-old is now unlikely to leaves as things stand – despite considerable interest from a clubs in America and Turkey.
So, it seems the USMNT star will likely sit on the fringes of our squad, being used sporadically and spending the season looking for a new club – all whilst picking up the sizeable wages from his current deal.
This is a negative revelation in many ways for us.
First of all, we have three first team right-backs – meaning Yedlin could well be a loose part that’s rarely used while Manquillo and Krafth remain ahead of him in Bruce’s pecking order.
Secondly, he’ll leave on a free next year – meaning we won’t get any sort of transfer fee for him.
Finally (and most importantly), Steve Bruce noted last week that it was imperative that players left this window in order to make room for new signings. Yedlin looked like one going, which in turn would’ve allowed us to bring another in. It’s almost certain that this won’t happen now.
On the flip side, a lot can change in the final days of the window and there’s just a week left!