DeAndre Yedlin needed just a short time in England to complete a somewhat dubious feat: those to play for both Northeast rivals Sunderland and Newcastle United.
Yedlin, who turned 23 last month, is reportedly off to St. James Park on what could be more than a loan deal. The Shields Gazette’s Miles Starforth said it’s “likely” his transfer from Tottenham Hotspur would be a permanent move.
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Oddly enough, it was a Yedlin cross that sealed Newcastle’s fate as relegated to the Championship last Spring.
The 39-times-capped USMNT defender made 25 appearances for the Black Cats, and was very effective in the stretch run. He signed a four-year deal with Spurs, joining the club in Jan. 2015.
Newcastle put heat under the rumor by sending promising defender Kevin Mbabu on loan to Young Boys in Switzerland.