Rafa Benitez Reported After International Defender

Newcastle are reported to be interested in bringing £4M rated Tottenham right back DeAndre Yedlin to Newcastle, with there being concerns that Daryl Janmaat is being eyed up by a number of clubs, including Watford, West Ham and Napoli and he could leave Newcastle in the eight days remaining of the transfer window if a big offer comes in for him.


DeAndre Yedlin – training with the US squad

Rafa Benitez said yesterday Newcastle could sell Daryl before the end of the month but only if there was a fantastic offer comes in for him and he is happy to have the Dutchman stay at Newcastle for this season.

This is what Rafa said:

“I told him the other day that, if he is here, he is a player that I like.” “He is a good professional and I don’t have any problem.”

“If someone comes with a fantastic offer, for us or for him, we will analyse everything but, at the moment, he is a player that is in our team, in our squad, and I don’t have a problem playing him if it is necessary.”

We would think something north of £10M would be required to entice Rafa to sell Janmaat.

It seems a policy that Benitez has followed this summer that for every senior player that has left Newcastle, he replaces them immediately and sometimes before the Newcastle player departs.

So maybe Yedlin is being lined up in case there is a late move for the 27 times capped Dutch International.

Yedlin is a 39 times capped US International who has good speed and can also play as a right winger.

He was weak in the defensive area of his game, but while at Sunderland last season he made 25 appearances and that’s a part of his game that improved considerably.

The 23 year-old looks like a young player with some potential and that’s exactly the type of player Rafa seems to be looking for this summer.

We would be surprised if there was a move for Yedlin if Daryl Janmaat stays at the club.

We still have to see former Atletico Madrid right back Jesus Gamez play for the first team – so we do have some cover at right back; Gamez is said to be injured at the moment.

Yedlin played for his home town club Seattle Sounders before moving to Spurs two years ago, after playing extremely well for the US in the World Cup in Brazil.

He has no future at Tottenham under manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • geordie157

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #1

    I quite like Yedlin but is he any good defensively?

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #2

    With every day that passes with the window open I get the fear that we are struggling to convince players to move !

    Mccarthy would be immense if we could get him but I can see other premiership teams being interested which will blow us out of the water !

  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #3


    not sure he’s all that going forward either. typical athlete, not a natural footballer.

  • kilcline

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    We should really ask for Byram in return for Janmaat and money of course. Then spend that money on Bryams friend at Leeds Charlie Taylor. Two modern day attacking full backs that are solid too.

  • geordie157

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #5


    I would be very happy with that but I doubt West Ham will let Byram go, if he develops like Cresswell has then they’ve got two great fullbacks there.

  • jimmygscot

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #6

    We don’t need another RB who cannot defend.

  • Blackstarbullet

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Why do we want a RB? We have a capable deputy in Anita, then Sterry and Gamez.. It’s a LB we need and ASAP.

  • Mr Funk

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #8

    Just seen we have been linked to Callum Paterson who is a RB who plays for Hearts.

    Also saw a tweet by Bradford City stating that they have Armstrong on loan for the season!

  • Jib

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #9

    I love all the experts on here.
    No matter who is mentioned as being eyed up by the club they know of a player who is better (no matter whether available or not )

  • Mr Funk

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10

    I think we missed a good LB in Borthwick-Jackson who went on loan to Wolves

  • Jib

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #11

    That wasn’t a pop at you Mr Funk btw

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #12

    Why on loan for Sissoko? Would we want him back? Would he want to come back? Would anyone pay close to £30million after having seen him up close for a year? I think a loan would see us lose out, I’d rather we cut ties permanently.

    The problem with our defence is that they lack consistency. They are all prone to errors, and given that Sels would not appear to inspire confidence we are still likely to concede goals too frequently.

    I’d prefer Trippier over Yedlin, and both are supposedly available.

  • Mr Funk

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #13

    @ Jib

    No offense taken

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #14

    Aye there has been more than a couple I’ve over looked, but LDJ is absolutely on fire in the Eersdivisie at the moment, Riverie was something like sixth choice behind the likes of Gomis even, you and others were absolutely raving about Marveaux at one stage, one poster even named is moniker after him. Mbwia was completely ruined by being shoehorned in at both full back slots when just starting to look good and SDJ was one of the best players in Holland that had obvious problems that the casino loving Mike Ashley was prepared to take a gamble on. God only knows what went on with Doumbia and Ferrya though, I bet it was just legally above board whatever it was.

  • Jib

    Aug 23, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #16

    Good luck Siem
    Have a good season and come back and show us what might have been

  • lochinvar

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #17

    18lochinvar // Aug 23, 2016 at 9:53 AM

    Rafa is clearly asking players current and potentially new to buy into his vision for the future building Newcastle back up into becoming a major force in the Premiership. Compared to the safe but less interesting options of Hull, Mackems, Stoke, WBA , Palace etc it’s an attractive proposition. The likes of Gayle have embraced this, Das Bost and others can do the same. The best way to make it happen is to be part of it.

  • expatmag

    Aug 23, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #18

    To bw honest, I am sick to death of us propping up inferior french clubs with loan signings whilst we no doubt pay half their salaries at least.

    So far, Dejong Thauvin are gone with Riviere Saviet and Gouffran also touted to go out on loan.

    What the hell is the point of it?

    We are still paying the majority of their wages. What a bloody waste of fans hard earned money.

  • Bradley

    Aug 23, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Players in:
    Yedlin 4m
    Bas dost 8-10m
    Charlie Taylor 6m
    McCarthy could be involved in sissoko to Everton deal! 15m + McCarthy.
    Knockaert 10m

    Sissoko 15m plus McCarthy player exchange
    Janmaat- West Ham (£10m)
    Gouffran – lorient interested
    Riviere – lorient interested
    Krul loan (Ajax)
    Haidara – French club
    De Jong – gone to psv
    Vuckic loan somewhere he’s useless
    Ameobi loan or sell to league one side/ championship


    Darlow. Hanley. Dummet. McCarthy. Shelvey. Aarons. Dost

    Perez no room on the bench yet he’s been awful this season!!

  • dneville

    Aug 23, 2016 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #20

    I hope Siem does come back as a better player. I was excited to get him but it hasn’t panned out just yet.

  • dneville

    Aug 23, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Not a bad looking squad for the championship if this all happens.

    I hadn’t heard the McCarthy rumor myself, but he is a good midfielder.


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