It’s been a busy day on Newcastle’s web-site and the club have just announced the signing of Tottenham right back DeAndre Yedlin on a five year deal, after the American passed his medical.
The 23 year-old becomes the 9th player signed by Rafa Benitez this summer as the Spanish manager is completely rebuilding the Newcastle squad.
DeAndre is thought to have cost us £5M.
DeAndre Yedlin signs five year deal at Newcastle
Here’s what Newcastle have just announced:
Newcastle United have completed the signing of United States international defender DeAndre Yedlin from Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old full-back has put pen to paper on a five-year-contract at St. James’ Park and becomes the ninth player to join the Magpies’ first team squad this summer.
Yedlin began his career at the University of Akron in Ohio, before turning professional with the Seattle Sounders in January 2013.
After 18 impressive months with the MLS side, he crossed the Atlantic to join Tottenham Hotspur, but found game time hard to come by and spent the whole of last season out on loan at Sunderland.
A 39-cap International, Yedlin made his debut in February 2014 and had represented his country at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Copa America.
Here’s what DeAndre had to say after signing his five year deal:
“Newcastle is such a big and historic club, and I’m excited to have the honor of playing for them. Hopefully I can do great things here,”
“I’m excited to learn under Rafa Benitez as well. He has an amazing resume and I know he will help improve me a lot.”
“I can’t wait to get started.”
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez added this:
“We have known for a little while of Watford’s interest in Daryl Janmaat, so it was important for us to bring in a replacement immediately.”
“In DeAndre we have a player who knows English football well.” “He has good experience, an attacking mentality, ability and great pace.”
“I think he can do really well for us and will give us good competition on the right.”
There is competition building in every position at Newcastle and for instance for the right back position we now have DeAndre, Vurnon Anita, Jesus Gamez, Jamie Sterry and Chancel Mbemba who can play there.
This could turn out to be another excellent signing for us.
Here are the 9 senior players brought in so far with the 12 players who have already left the club.
We are now only making £7M profit and if we keep going like this we may even have to spend some real money this summer.
|Matz Sels||£4.5M||KAA Gent|
|Dwight Gayle||£10M||Crystal Palace|
|Jesus Gamez||£1.5M||Atletico Madrid|
|Ciaran Clark||£5M||Aston Villa|
|Mohamed Diame||£4.5M||Hull City|
|Daryl Murphy||£3M||Ipswich Town|
|Christian Atsu||Loan - season||Chelsea|
|Transfer Fees In||£54.5M|
|Gabby Obertan||Released||Anzhi Makhachkala|
|Steven Taylor||Released||Portland Timbers|
|Fabricio Coloccini||Released||San Lorenzo|
|Andros Townsend||£13M||Crystal Palace|
|Papiss Cisse||£2.5M||Shandong Luneng|
|Florian Thauvin||Loan - season||Marseille|
|Siem de Jong||Loan - season||PSV|
|Kevin Mbabu||Loan - season||BSC Young Boys|
|Henri Saivet||Loan - season||St. Etienne|
|Tim Krul||Loan - season||Ajax|
|Gael Bigirimana||Free||Coventry City|
|Adam Armstrong||Loan - January||Barnsley|
|Emmanuel Riviere||Loan - season||CA Osasuna|
|Jamie Sterry||Loan - January||Coventry City|
|Haris Vuckic||Loan - January||Bradford City|
|Sammy Ameobi||Loan - January||Bolton Wanderers|
|Moussa Sissoko||£30M||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Transfer Fees Out||£85.5M|
What do you think?