Roger Gonzalez is a sports writer who covers the U.S. Men’s National Team, U.S. Women’s National team, and the MLS for CBS Sports.
He tweeted the following earlier today about Newcastle United and U.S. Men’s National team right back DeAndre Yedlin:
Little #USMNT news. With the mess going on at Newcastle, do not be shocked to see DeAndre Yedlin explore his options and maybe move this summer. Am told there is interest from clubs in Spain, France and Germany.
— Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) June 28, 2019
Gonzalez is pretty close to the U.S. National Team so he may very well have heard something. We have not, however, been able to find any links with Yedlin to clubs in Europe.
DeAndre Yedlin was brought to Newcastle by Rafa Benitez in the summer of 2016. Even though he was dropped in favor of Javier Manquillo to close this past season, he has been Newcastle’s right back of choice under Benitez over the past three years.
The Newcastle squad to a man (well maybe minus Jack Colback) will likely be reeling with the news of Rafa Benitez’s departure this week.
This decision by Ashley could have a ripple effect throughout the squad. While the loss of Yedlin would not be as devastating as losing Sean Longstaff or even Ayoze Perez, he is still a very good squad player and a popular teammate.
The news of Rafa Benitez’s departure has reverberated around the world as he is an icon and had become the face of Newcastle United.
He was the reason Newcastle were on the television so often outside of Britain. He was a draw because he was a class manager and fun to watch on the sidelines.
Especially after a win when he would remove his glasses and turn to shake everyone’s hand.
One more time for old time’s sake. Even if it hurts.
Nothing else to say.
— If Rafa Goes We Go (@IfRafaGoesWeGo) January 29, 2019