Rumor: DeAndre Yedlin wants to leave Newcastle United

DeAndre Yedlin will reportedly look for a move away from Newcastle United.

In a discussion on ESPN FC, Paul Tenorio of The Athletic mentioned that DeAndre Yedlin will look for a move away from Newcastle United. Taylor Twellman and Jon Champion of ESPN discussed what the USMNT defender’s future could look like. With DeAndre recently discussing excitement regarding the takeover, the revelation of him wanting to depart the club seems to have come out of nowhere. But, it’s not completely shocking that he may want to leave Tyneside.

Yedlin arrived in 2016 from Spurs and has served as the clear first-choice right back until this season when that has come into question. This season, he has only started 12 Premier League matches, due to injury and the emergence of Javi Manquillo. The club also added Emil Krafth over the summer to add competition at the position and loanee Valentino Lazaro even saw time there.

For Newcastle United, the decision isn’t too difficult. While Yedlin’s pace is a unique weapon, he has never established himself as a consistent lockdown defender or quality crosser on the right side. The Magpies will reportedly have an influx of money and talent coming with this takeover. That, along with an improving Javier Manquillo, should allow for Newcastle to move Yedlin with little hesitation.

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The 26-year-old American likely won’t bring in a huge transfer fee, but there’s little reason to keep a player that wants a move away, especially if that player isn’t crucial to your club’s success. Stars and Stripes FC reported earlier this week that there may be interest from the Bundesliga. Whether he leaves for Germany or elsewhere, with only one year left on his deal anyway, DeAndre Yedlin’s time at Newcastle United seems to be coming to an end sooner than later.

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