25-year-old DeAndre Yedlin played for two seasons at his home town club Seattle Sounders in the MLS starting in 2013.
And he was so impressive in the World Cup for the US in Brazil that Tottenham signed him up in the summer of 2014 when he was still only 20 – on a four-year deal.
Yedlin keeps in touch with the MLS and he knew all about Miguel Almiron when owner Mike Ashley finally paid out some money to bring the young star to Newcastle.
Miguel had been waiting to join Newcastle for over 18 months and now there seems to be a larger American audience watching Newcastle’s games on NBC Sports over here.
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Yedlin has today been interviewed in the Chronicle and he talks about the former MLS star now at Newcastle:
“Coming from MLS I know what he is like and I was very excited on the day we signed him.”
“I knew what we’d be getting.”
“He is the type of player I’d rather have on my side rather than defending against.”
“He is a tough player to play against because he’s so quick with the ball.” “He is quite creative and makes some very good runs.”
“The other good thing is that he’s linking up so well with Salomon Rondon and Ayoze Perez.”
“Credit to those three – they are doing very well.”
Miguel has now played 6 games for Newcastle with 5 starts and he’s already shown just how good he can be at Newcastle.
He’s still settling in, but he should be a real star for us – and worth every penny of the £20.5M we will pay for him.
What do you think?