Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin is reportedly set for talks with the club’s hierarchy as he looks to discuss his future ahead of the summer window – and West Ham United have got to take advantage.
Yedlin, 27, has entered the final 12 months of his contract at Newcastle and has dropped down the pecking order behind Javi Manquillo and even summer signing Emil Krafth. Now, his future has plunged into doubt.
CBS Sports claim the 62-time international has scheduled a meeting with Newcastle’s board to discuss his future – four years after he completed a £5million (CBS) move to St. James’ Park. The report claims he is 90% likely to leave.
The Hammers have to take advantage. Certainly, West Ham will be in the market for a new right-back this summer and were previously linked with Manquillo – before the Spaniard agreed a new four-year contract with Newcastle.
Jeremy Ngakia has already left the club after his contract expired on June 30, with German sides linked. Pablo Zabaleta has also departed, ending a three-year spell at the London Stadium. A return to Argentina is on the cards.
It leaves West Ham with just Ryan Fredericks at right-back, who has been in and out of the side since his move from Fulham. A right-back is needed, and Yedlin is absolutely ideal for the Hammers.
Yedlin, who initially moved to England with Tottenham from MLS side Seattle Sounders, boasts enormous pace andhas 62 USA caps to his name. He has plenty of Premier League experience – and is likely to be available on the cheap.
If the Hammers want to make a solid signing at right-back, one with that can be done quickly and for a decent fee – look no further than Yedlin.