Newcastle’s DeAndre Yedlin Attracts Interest From MLS

DeAndre Yedlin in 2018. Photo by Robbie Stephenson/JMP/REX/Shutterstock

Several MLS teams are reportedly closely monitoring DeAndre Yedlin’s contract situation with Newcastle United and are ready to try and bring the U.S. defender home.

According to SBI Soccer’s Ives Galarcep, one team from the Eastern Conference already made the first move and offered Yedlin a TAM (Target Allocation Money) contract. The 27-year-old player is currently considering the offer but hasn’t made up his mind yet.

Yedlin will be out of contract in the summer, and it’s unlikely that Newcastle offers him a new one despite the fact that he showed some solid form in recent weeks. However, his return to the MLS isn’t guaranteed at this point as some clubs from other European leagues, including Turkish side Besiktas, showed interest in his services.

DeAndre Yedlin played in the MLS with the Seattle Sounders in 2013 and 2014, making consecutive All-Star appearances and being selected as the U.S. Soccer Young Athlete of the Year. This brought Yedlin a transfer to Premier League powerhouse Tottenham Hotspur in 2015.

Unfortunately for Yedlin, he failed to get necessary playing time with the Spurs, making just one appearance with the first team during 2015-16. He was sent on loan to Sunderland the following season before being sold to Newcastle United.

Yedlin has been a member of the USMNT since 2014 and has played 62 games on an international level with the senior team.