US International right-back DeAndre Yedlin has completed a move to English Championship side Newcastle United for a reported fee of £5 million after making just one senior appearance for Tottenham Hotspur.
Yedlin’s move to Newcastle should guarantee him first-team football as he has replaced Dutch full-back Daryl Janmaat, who joined Watford earlier today.
The 23-year-old moved to England from the Seattle Sounders in January 2015 but struggled to force his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
A loan move to fellow Premier League side Sunderland last September saw Yedlin develop his talents under Sam Allardyce, but he was still behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier in the Spurs pecking order once returning to North London and so a move elsewhere makes sense.
Yedlin will have undoubtedly angered Sunderland fans with a move to fierce north-east rivals Newcastle but he is now looking to impress on a weekly basis under Rafa Benitez as the Magpies look for an immediate return to the top flight.
Yedlin made a total of 23 league appearances for Sunderland last season, and became an integral part of the team as they escaped relegation, starting all of the Black Cats’ final 13 matches.
He will now hope to build on those displays at the top end of the Championship with his new teammates, while regular playing time will also keep him at the forefront of Jurgen Klinsmann’s USMNT plans.
Is the move to Newcastle a good one for DeAndre Yedlin? Is he too good for the Championship?