Early today, the United States Mens National Team (USMNT) defender signed a five year deal with Newcastle United. He leaves Tottenham after only making one appearance in the Premier League. Yedlin spent the last year on loan with Sunderland, and he was poised to return, but then Sam Allardyce was hired as the new England manager. Newcastle, who will play in the Championship this year, paid £5 million for Yedlin. Tottenham had previously paid £2.5 million for Yedlin.
DeAndre Yedlin Signs with Newcastle United
Time in Seattle
Yedlin signed a Homegrown Contract with the Seattle Sounders in 2013, becoming their first homegrown player. While in Seattle, he amassed 51 appearances and one goal. On his professional debut, he received Team of the Week honors. Yedlin was the first rookie to ever win this award in their debut. He also was the first rookie to make the All-Star team as a rookie since Micheal Parkhurst in 2005.
Time at Sunderland
At the very end of the summer transfer window, Yedlin signed a year long loan with Sunderland. In his debut, Yedlin had an assist in Sunderland’s 4-1 loss to Manchester City in the League Cup. He went on to make 23 appearances for Sunderland. Yedlin also helped Sunderland stay up and not get relegated. Allardyce significantly helped Yedlin improve his defending.
SALVADOR, BRAZIL – JULY 01: DeAndre Yedlin of the United States controls the ball against Eden Hazard of Belgium during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between Belgium and the United States at Arena Fonte Nova on July 1, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)