DeAndre Yedlin has reportedly pencilled in a meeting with Newcastle United’s board to discuss his future at the club on Monday, as he struggles to remain first choice – and Toon supporters have reacted on Twitter.
Yedlin, 27, has managed just 15 Premier League appearances this season despite being first choice under Rafa Benitez. The form of Javi Manquillo and the signing of Emil Krafth has proved too much in terms of competition.
CBS Sports claim Yedlin is set to meet with Newcastle’s board to discuss whether he should remain on Tyneside, or if he should begin to search for a new club. The report states that he is 90% likely to leave the club.
It is believed the 62-time United States international has interest from Germany, while a move to Italy or Spain could prove difficult in terms of work permits. He has entered the final 12 months of his contract.
A £5million signing under Benitez, Yedlin has played 114 times for Newcastle and was part of the side that helped the Toon gain promotion back to the Premier League. But it appears that he may now be set to depart.
Some Newcastle fans reacted to the reported news that Yedlin could be on his way this summer, and many are willing to see the right-back depart in the coming months.
He's simply not good enough in an attacking or defensive sense.
The ONLY asset he has (and I genuinely mean, ONLY) is his pace.
— Mouth of the Tyne ?️? (@ToonMouthTyne) July 8, 2020
Hopefully his performance tonight will help hasten his exit. He’s been a good servant to #nufc but he’s nowhere near good enough at PL level and hasn’t been for some time. He’s behind Manquillo & Kraft, neither of whom should be starting games in the division
— Kevin Nichol (@Kevin_Nichol) July 8, 2020
One of many that should be moved on. Been here a long time now and when he signed, he looked to be a player that could be developed throughout time, I.e. final ball, positional sense. Very much stagnated and not kicked on.
— Callum Irving (@NUFCIrving1010) July 8, 2020
Yedlin has all the attributes to be a quality player except for a football brain. If someone could have coached that into him he would be a world class player. Sadly they haven’t so he is probably no better than Championship level.
— Paul Burton (@pablodiablo67) July 8, 2020
Was decent in the championship but not in PL. Just not good enough
— Lee Anderson (@RealLeeAnderson) July 8, 2020
Mental to think he’s still here can’t defend can’t go forward good luck to him wherever he goes but should have been replaced after we were promoted again
— JordxnT (@JxrdanT97) July 8, 2020
Probably should have been replaced after promotion.
Need replaced if we’re going to push on.
— Lee (@leerobson23) July 8, 2020